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Herniaria glabra (Rupturewort, Green Carpet)

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Herniaria glabra (Rupturewort, Green Carpet)

Herniaria glabra (Rupturewort, Green Carpet)

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Herniaria glabra is known as Green Carpet in the landscaping business, because of its ability to spread and cover. One plant can easily spread out to 2 feet. Because Herniaria has a tap root, it is extremely drought tolerant.

Many people never notice it flowering because the white blossoms are so tiny and have no petals. But the foliage remains attractive, turning a bronzy red in winter. It's great in heavy foot traffic areas because without flowers, it doesn't attract bees.

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 24"
  • USDA Zones: 6 - 9
  • Initial Spacing: 6"
  • Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foot Traffic: Almost as rugged as a grass.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: No
  • Scented: No
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