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Hooker's Sandwort (Arenaria)

Arenaria hookeri v. desertorum
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Hookers Sandwort (Arenaria hookeri v. desertii), also called Desert Sandwort, has soft moss-like foliage that is covered with a spray of petite white flowers in late spring. Native to Utah, this semi-evergreen plant grows just a couple of inches tall and provides year-round interest and texture for rock gardens or walkways. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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Botanical Name
Arenaria hookeri v. desertorum
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Groundcover, Evergreen, Mass Plantings, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Light Requirements
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
1" tall
Bloom Time
Early summer


(2” tall x 10” wide) This is a small, rug-like growing perennial with a profusion of small white flowers in late spring, attracting bees to their nectar. A native plant from Utah, this is an excellent choice for rock gardens and xeric plantings. Tuck in between rocks or between flagstone pavers where it will grow like moss. In hotter climates, this plant benefits from afternoon shade. Recommended companion plants include Cold Hardy Cacti, Sulfur Buckwheat (Eriogonum) and small growing Beardtongues (Penstemon).
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