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Paronychia (Silver Nailwort)

Paronychia kapela ssp. serpyllifolia
SKU: HC016184
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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).
key features
Botanical Name
Paronychia kapela ssp. serpyllifolia
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Winter Interest, Evergreen, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
1" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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. Can tolerate occasional foot traffic

Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together

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