Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia
Details1" 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. Can tolerate occasional foot traffic
74878 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
74878F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots) - Out of stock.
|Common Name||Silver Nailwort|
|Botanical Name||Paronychia kepela ssp. serpyllifolia|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|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||Suitable Above 7000 ft, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
- Plant in low fertility ("lean"), fast draining soil in a full sun location. Avoid clay. Mulch with gravel or not at all.
- Water regularly the first growing season to establish the plant. Thereafter, infrequent but deep watering is all this plant needs.
- Deadheading is not needed.
- Fertilize lightly in the fall with Yum Yum Mix. Special comments
- Paronychia is an evergreen, mat forming plant that needs little pruning or clipping. The white flowers quickly form showy white seed heads which stay on the plant for many months. Old seed heads can be scratched loose and swept or blown off (with a leaf blower) in late summer.
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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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- 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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