Herniaria Glabra Seeds
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
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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.
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.
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.