Scientific Name: Arenaria montana
Common Name: mountain sandwort
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover, Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Erosion control, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Sessile, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Lanceolate, Linear, Oblong, Ciliate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Jun-Jul-Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Low round-topped ground cover; leaves opposite, sessile, elliptic 2-3cm long x 4-8mm wide; flowers with 5 white petals over summer.