Wintergreen Seeds - Wintergreen Ground Cover Seed

Wintergreen Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 4 - 7

Height: 4 - 6 inches


Bloom Season: Mid-summer

Bloom Color: White

Environment: Partial shade

House Plant: Yes

Soil Type: Well-drained, high in organic matter, pH 4 - 6

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Gaultheria Procumbens

Planting Directions

Temperature: 41F or less is very effective

Average Germ Time: 21 - 56 days

Light Required: No

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 wintergreen seeds covers 20 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 24 inches

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Care & Maintenance: Wintergreen

Wintergreen (Gaultheria Procumbens) - With a little patience, you can grow this beautiful creeping ground cover from Wintergreen seeds. Wintergreen ground cover is great for shady areas with acidic soil. It is low-growing, shrub-like and spreads to 24 inches wide by stolons.

Medicinal uses

Wintergreen contains methyl salicylate, a medicine related to aspirin, and has been used in medicines for both internal and topical use.

wintergreen flowers

Ground cover seed | wintergreen

How to grow

How To Grow Wintergreen From Seed: Wintergreen ground cover seeds germinate best after a cold treatment. It is recommended to refrigerate Wintergreen seeds 4 - 10 weeks as the cold temperature helps to break the dormancy of the seed. Remove the ground cover seeds from the refrigerator and sow them directly in a prepared seedbed. Creeping Wintergreen plants prefer somewhat acidic soil and soil that has lots of organic matter worked in.

  • Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds cover 20 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 56 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
  • Depth: Do not cover seed, but press into soil
wintergreen ground cover

Plant Specifications

In the summer Wintergreen plants have sweet little bell-shaped flowers, and in the fall and winter, it has lovely red berries. Creeping Wintergreen offers year round visual interest! This aromatic little ground cover plant is not only attractive, but it also has a history of medicinal uses.

  • Height: 4 - 6 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 7
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes