Herniaria Glabra Seeds
USDA Zones: 6 - 10
Height: 3 inches
Width: 12 - 24 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to mid-summer
Bloom Color: White
Growth Rate: Slow
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Foot Traffic: High
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Herniaria Glabra
Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Surface sow seed, do not cover
Soil Type: Well-drained, can be nutritionally poor soils, adaptable to various soils, pH 5.5 - 7.0
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5000 seeds covers 100 square feet
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
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Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra) - This low growing ground cover only reaches about 3 inches in height and forms a matforming green carpet for carpet-bedding, a lawn alternative, low growing container gardening, etc. Herniaria glabra, also known as Rupturewort or Green Carpet, is a soft to walk on, evergreen grass substitute for many people or the perfect ground cover. It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green glabrous foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, but they are barely visible and do not attract bees. Many people report never seeing Herniaria Glabra flower at all which makes it nice as there is no flower clean up.
Known to be nearly indestructible, Herniaria is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones, growing as a lawn substitute, or a ground cover.
Ground cover seed | herniaria glabra
How to grow
How To Grow Herniaria Glabra From Seed: It is recommended to start these ground cover seeds indoors in late winter, 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outdoors in the spring. Use shallow trays filled to the top with good top soil or potting soil. Surface sow and do not cover the seeds. Bottom water or mist spray and try not to let the seed dry out.
Before transplanting into the bed, harden the plants for 10 - 14 days in a protected area outside. Hardening off will gradually expose the tender plants to wind, sun and rain and toughen them up to help prevent transplant shock. To transplant, use a light application of liquid fertilizer or starter fertilizer and water well.
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 5,000 seeds covers 100 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Depth: Do not cover
Ground Cover Specifications
Herniaria Glabra spreads in all directions filling up to two feet per plant! It is not fussy about soil, happily growing in poor soil and gravel. This low growing plant of about 3 inches has one long tap root which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Green Carpet can grow in full sun or shady locations. The tiny leaves of Herniaria Glabra create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze or red colored in winter adding even more interest.
- Height: 3 inches
- USDA Zones: 6 - 10
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes