Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia

Silver Nailwort

  • White Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia, Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia, Silver Nailwort

1" tall x 18" wide. Silver Nailwort is a tough-as-nails groundcover with tiny green thyme-like leaves and silver seed heads that look like white flowers. Recommended as an improved substitute for white thyme because it's more durable and drought tolerant. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
SKU HBL4BXX

Details

1" tall x 18" wide, (cutting propagated), Native to the Pyrenees of southern Europe, Paronychia is a tough-as-nails groundcover that very closely resembles Creeping Thyme. However, we have found it to be much more xeric. It is resistant to fungal diseases of the stems and foliage and is very tolerant of dry winter conditions. As such, we are recommending it as a replacement for white-flowered thyme. Blooming in late spring, the flowers are insignificant, but the white bracts light up the plant for several months.
Associated SKUs
HBL4BXX
74878 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
74878F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
Common Name Silver Nailwort
Botanical Name Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 1" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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Great ground cover.

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia:

    This is a dainty ground cover that has not spread as much as the Creeping Thyme in my garden. It adds a soft green bed and is blooming a very soft yellow right now (Spring)

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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