USDA Zones: 4 - 7
Height: 4 - 6 inches
Bloom Season: Mid-summer
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Partial shade
House Plant: Yes
Soil Type: Well-drained, high in organic matter, pH 4 - 6
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Gaultheria Procumbens
Temperature: 41F or less is very effective
Average Germ Time: 21 - 56 days
Light Required: No
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 wintergreen seeds covers 20 square feet
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
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Care & Maintenance: Wintergreen
Wintergreen (Gaultheria Procumbens) - With a little patience, you can grow this beautiful creeping ground cover from Wintergreen seeds. Wintergreen ground cover is great for shady areas with acidic soil. It is low-growing, shrub-like and spreads to 24 inches wide by stolons.
Wintergreen contains methyl salicylate, a medicine related to aspirin, and has been used in medicines for both internal and topical use.
Ground cover seed | wintergreen
How to grow
How To Grow Wintergreen From Seed: Wintergreen ground cover seeds germinate best after a cold treatment. It is recommended to refrigerate Wintergreen seeds 4 - 10 weeks as the cold temperature helps to break the dormancy of the seed. Remove the ground cover seeds from the refrigerator and sow them directly in a prepared seedbed. Creeping Wintergreen plants prefer somewhat acidic soil and soil that has lots of organic matter worked in.
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds cover 20 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 21 - 56 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Do not cover seed, but press into soil
In the summer Wintergreen plants have sweet little bell-shaped flowers, and in the fall and winter, it has lovely red berries. Creeping Wintergreen offers year round visual interest! This aromatic little ground cover plant is not only attractive, but it also has a history of medicinal uses.
- Height: 4 - 6 inches
- USDA Zones: 4 - 7
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes