Herniaria Glabra Seeds - GREEN CARPET a.K.a Burstwort, Ground-Cover
Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra) - This lowing growing ground cover only reaches about 3 inches in height and forms a matforming green carpet for carpet-bedding, a lawn alternative, low growing container gardening, etc. Herniaria glabra, also known as Rupturewort or Green Carpet, is a soft to walk on, evergreen grass substitute for many people or the perfect ground cover. It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green glabrous foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, but they are barely visible and do not attract bees. Many people report never seeing Herniaria Glabra flower at all which makes it nice as there is no flower clean up.
Green Carpet Seed
Herniaria Glabra is a lovely bright green creeper which spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant! It is not fussy about soil and will happily grow in poor soil and gravel. This low growing ground cover plant of about 3 inches has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots like a Creeping Thyme) which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Green Carpet Herniaria Glabra can grow in full sun or shady locations. Known to be nearly indestructible, Green Carpet Herniaria is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones, growing as a lawn substitute, or a ground cover. The tiny leaves of Herniaria Glabra create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze or red colored in winter adding even more interest.
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 3 inches
Width: 12 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to mid-summer
Bloom Color: White
Growth Rate: Slow
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Foot Traffic: High
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seed, do not cover
Soil Type: Well-drained, can be nutritionally poor soils, adaptable to various soils, pH 5.5 - 7.0
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sowing: Sow in spring or in autumn.
Prepare pots or trays with good free draining seed compost (John Innes or similar), moisten by standing in water, then drain. Surface sow two seeds per pot or cell and press them gently down to firm them in. Cover the seed with a fine layer of vermiculite if you have it. Seal pots in a polythene bag or cover trays with clear plastic lids until after germination. It is important to keep soil slightly moist but not wet. Remove the polythene bag once the first seedlings appear. Germination usually takes 14 days at temperatures around 20 to 22Â°C (68 to 71Â°F).
When they are large enough to handle transplant the seedlings to 7 to 10cm (3 to 4in) pots to grow on. Place the pots in a coldframe or unheated greenhouse to grow on.
Before transplanting the plants outdoors, hardened the plants off gradually by placing them outside in a sheltered position during the day; bring them in at night to avoid frosts. Space plants 20cm (8in) apart.
Cover substrate with vermiculite or mulch to retain water and keep your eye on small plants until they establish themselves. A relatively low maintenance perennial, simply remove damaged foliage in spring and fertilise with a complete balanced fertiliser, don't fertilise after mid September.
Groundcover, Rock Gardens, walls and crevices, Edging, paths and garden steps. Containers and Hanging Baskets, Bedding Planting. Over planting bulbs. Slopes, Bark replacement.
Native to temperate areas of Europe and Russian Asia, extending into Scandinavia, but not to high latitudes. A native of Britain, especially southern and central England.
The genus Herniaria was formerly included in the family Illecebraceae, but is now segregated with the Caryophyllaceae, related to Carnations and Dianthus.
There are very few species of the genus. They are small annuals or undershrubs, with small green flowers crowding along the stems intermixed with leaves.
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Received seeds while out of town, no chance to use them yet so I can't say how satisfied I am with the order