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