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Growth habit is mat-like.

Flowers up close.

Pearlwort
Sagina subulata

Caryophyllaceae

Very narrow, almost needle-like but soft, short leaves form an emerald green mat that resembles moss. Tiny white flowers grow singly on short stalks above the foliage in early summer and again in August.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: cushion mound or small clump

Plant Use: In rock gardens, around flagstones, as a ground cover, in containers.

Propagation:
division
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
white
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 1 inch      Maximum: 2 inches

Width: Minimum: 6 inches     Maximum: 2 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Requires well-drained soil. Too much water will cause rotting and dead patches in the mat.


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