|This is half of the clump shown in the other photo, a few months earlier |
Evergreen creeping groundcover. Our first plant was set between stepping stones in our side garden in fall of last year; this spring, I forgot I had planted it there, mistook it for a weedy veronica, and yanked it out. Then I realized my mistake, tucked it back in, and it proceeded to do well, covering a bit more area through the rest of the season. Last fall, we bought two more plants, to set near our newly constructed waterfall. These have grown much faster than the first plant, covering a nice swath of sloping ground by mid-summer.
||rupturewort; herniary breastwort; green carpet
|No, those are not flowers - they're bits of frost on a cold late-December morning. Evergreen indeed! |
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|John Hartley||Apr 05, 2012||Hi,
I've germinated Herniaria glabra from seed with a view to road-testing it as a lawn substitute.
Appreciate the photos on your page, but wondering how long it took your plants to grow to the various stages you've shown.
Grateful for your advice.
I purchased a couple plants in small nursery pots. By the following year, they were probably a foot in diameter; a year later, they had colonized most of the bank on which they are growing.
|Jay in UK||Feb 07, 2013||very helpful pictures, I agree with John. Thanks for posting the growth rate - it looks ideal|
|Stephen Murtagh||Mar 18, 2016||Where can I buy rupturewort; herniary breastwort; green carpet plants?|
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