Arenaria alfacarensis

Spanish Sandwort

White Arenaria alfacarensis, Arenaria alfacarensis, Spanish Sandwort

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A rock garden type groundcover, this tiny sandwort forms a silver-green patch of moss-like foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 22608

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A choice Sandwort that grows like a patch of silver-green lichen; its tiny, triangular leaves form a hard mat of foliage. Native to the mountains of Spain, it blooms in summer with minute white flowers.
SKU 22608
Common Name Spanish Sandwort
Botanical Name Arenaria alfacarensis
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 2" tall
Mature Spread 6" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Southeast, Hot Desert, Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips On Growing Baptisia  (False Indigo)

Baptisia  (False Indigo) are native prairie plants known for their showy flowers and ornamental seed pods.
Preferred Growing Gonditions:

  • Plant in most any soil including clay, but avoid wet, low areas.
  • Baptisia needs full sun.
  • No mulch is needed for these perennials.
  • Water regularly the first growing season then much less often during second growing season and beyond. 
  • Plants in this genus are legumes and need no additional fertilizer.

Special Comments:

  • Seed heads are ornamental, so deadheading is optional; the plant won't re-bloom.  Cut back to the ground in early to mid-spring.
  • Plants have large tap roots and should not be divided or transplanted once established.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

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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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