Herniaria glabra 'Green Creeper' / Rupturewort / Lawn Alternative / Seeds

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Herniaria glabra 'Green Creeper' / Rupturewort / Lawn Alternative / Seeds

Herniaria are mat forming, low growing evergreen plants with tiny lime-green flowers in summer.  They grow to a height of about 5cm and spread out to form a mat of leaves about 30cm across. These are very good plants for a lawn alternative, being evergreen, drought tolerant and soft under foot.  They also look terrific nestled between paving stones, trailing over stone hedges, as fillers in patio pots and as ground cover.  They are traditional medicinal plants. 

These plants grow best in sun to part shade and well drained soils, tolerating poor soils and otherwise tough conditions.  They need little maintenance once established with perhaps a tidy up in spring. 

Pack of approx 500 tiny seeds.  Sow the seeds indoors in spring and autumn.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H6)
Flowers June and July (tiny and insignificant)
Height 5cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Grow in sun to part shade and well drained soils
Sow Sow these tiny seeds sparingly in spring and autumn into a tray of compost.  Press the seeds gently into the surface of the compost.  Keep the tray at around 20C and seedlings emerge in 2-4 weeks.  Pot on and grow until the plants are ready to plant out after the last frost.
Grow For lawns, space the plants about 15cm apart and thin them out if needed as they grow.  Water during dry spells to help the plants establish tap roots.  They are drought tolerant once established.  Lawns do not need mowing.  Tidy up the plants as necessary in the spring.