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Scleranthus uniflorus


Scleranthus uniflorus

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Forms a dense golden to orange-green mat, on a single root system. Like a cushion. Very fine small over lapping leaves. Tiny single flowers followed by fruit on short stalks. Prefers an open sunny site with reasonable soil that does not get too dry. Great growing in amongst rocks, on garden edges. Do not allow other plants to shade it out. Grows naturally in parts of the South Island, coastal to high alpine, mostly on the drier mountains east of the Alps.

 
Genus
Scleranthus
Species   uniflorus
Cultivar  

Common name
Mossy scab plant

Family name
Caryophyllaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
5 cm
Width
40 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Needs well drained soil / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Avoid dry soils

Exposure
Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Immaculate / Indigenous / Sanctuary / Texture

Perennials

Category
Small, height up to 0.6 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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