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Arenaria macradenia

Mohave Sandwort, Shrubby Sandwort, Showy Sandwort

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Petite-stemmed snow white desert perennial.

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  • Easy Care
  • Dainty White Flowers
  • Cold Hardy
  • Evergreen Leaves

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Plant Description and Details

Simple and sweet. Looking like a rounded grass clump with tiny white star flowers on the ends of the blades, it adds a light, crisp presence. Native to sandy or well-drained soils, it gets its name from the Latinfor "sand," "Arenaria."

Common Names Mohave Sandwort, Shrubby Sandwort, Showy Sandwort
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Desert to alpine meadows, throughout the southwest.
Native States CA, NV, UT
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Various
Placement Dry perennial beds, sandy sites, rock gardens.
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 12 in.
Group Spacing 10-12 in.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Early Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Plants Symbol ARMA3
Family Name Caryophyllaceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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