Arenaria Wallowa Mountains

Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss)

 

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Arenaria is a great groundcover plant with tiny bright green evergreen leaves. Looks great as a crack filler between flagstone and paving stones. Images courtesy of Plant Select. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Good for Containers
Groundcover
Native
Evergreen
Evergreen
Winter Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40" (with care)
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
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SKU HBL1DXX
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Details

1" tall x 10-15" wide (division propagated) This incredible plant grows as a xeric moss in the sun! 'Wallowa Mts.' is a non-flowering form of Sandwort that grows as a tight bright green mat of very tiny evergreen leaves. Us it as a small-scale groundcover, as a crack filler between flagstone or paving stones. Because the plant never blooms, it stays looking neat and tidy. Images courtesy of Plant Select. Cannot tolerate foot traffic.

Flat of 32 plants will cover 27-40 square feet when planted together

Associated SKUs
HBL1DXX
22606 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
22606F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
Common Name Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss)
Botanical Name Arenaria Wallowa Mountains
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height 1" tall
Mature Spread 10-15" wide
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Native, Evergreen, Winter Interest
Ideal Region Western Only, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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High Country GardensArenaria Wallowa Mountains
 
3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Hardy (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Patio (3)
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5.0

Fantastic in the right location

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from Ohio

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

    We used this plant with great success in our Ohio garden along a sloped driveway with south facing exposure. The soil was hard, rocky and it was extremely hot. Mulched with pea gravel the plants thrived and fave a beautiful moss-like appearance.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not for hot summer climates

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    from Dallas, TX

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

    I have always loved mossy looking plants for use between stone pavers. But they are not at their best in a climate like Dallas. These were planted in a decomposed granite patio to make sure they had good drainage (our native soil is heavy black clay) and where they received several hours of morning sun, but shade from early afternoon on. We had some unusually heavy rains a month after I planted these and even though the soil drained quickly, I suspect the combination of moisture and warmth is what did them in. One small piece of one plant made it maybe two months.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Giving up after 3 tries

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    from Denver

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      Cons

      • never survived 3 different times

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

        OK, I give up on these. I planted them 3 different times, in 3 different places, different orders. I wanted to use them between flagstones and in xeric garden as groundcover. None of the plants survived--they looked ok when planted but quickly expired. The longest lasting ones made it a month.
        I really wanted these to grow but am over this plant. No more tries.

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        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bonus white flowers, too!

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        from Kanab Utah

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Tiny white flowers

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lawn
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

          Very sweet plants; I want a flat after trialing two test specimens. I wasn't quite sure where to plant these, so I ended up just sticking them in our red, alkaline soil and hoping for the best. I spring planted.
          I watered daily right after transplanting, and soon they had little white flowers as shown in the photo!
          The description in the listing didn't say anything about blooms, so they were a very happy surprise.
          Time will tell just how water wise they are, I am watering them now every other day and will probably continue to do so throughout the dry, warm weather of their first season, until they get established.
          Love that they are evergreen.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Small size plant at arrival and remained small all season.

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          from Central Oregon

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          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

          Too small in size and it was not a avid grower.

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Be Patient

          By 

          from Southern Michigan

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Slow Growing

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Outdoors
          • Rock garden

          Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

          Plant may partially die off, but be patient. It will grow into an attractive plant.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So beautiful!!

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          from Casper, WY

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about High Country Gardens Arenaria Wallowa Mountains:

          Wish I could order more of this. It is so gorgeous; I can see why it is sold out!

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