Showy Sandwort –
Native subshrub with taproot and woody base. Drought tolerant. Easy to grow but may take a few years to bloom. Compact form with star shaped flowers and needle-like evergreen foliage.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Perennial – Native
Sandwort should be grown in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil.
“Arenaria montana has shallow root systems and seedlings can dry out very quickly. Cover substrate with vermiculite or mulch to retain water and keep your eye on small plants until they establish themselves
A relatively low maintenance perennial, simply remove damaged foliage in spring and fertilise with a complete balanced fertiliser, don’t fertilise after mid September. It should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers.”
Because it has a shallow root system, it needs to be watered during dry periods in spring and summer. Later in the season, as the temperature begins to cool off, it can tolerate some dryness. Propagate by division in late summer or early fall.