Herniaria Green Carpet

Herniaria Glabra

Green Carpet

Herniaria glabra, also known as Rupturewort or Green Carpet is low growing ground cover only reaches about 2 inches in height and forms a green carpet. Can be used as a lawn substitute.  It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, are barely visible, do not attract bees, which also makes it nice as there is no flower clean up. Herniaria Glabra will spread in all directions, filling up to two feet per plant! (But it is slow growing)  It will grow in poor soil and gravel.  This low growing ground cover plant of about 2 inches has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots) which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Herniaria Glabra can grow in full sun or  part sun locations. Known to be nearly indestructible, Herniaria is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones.  The tiny leaves of Herniaria Glabra create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze or red colored in winter.

Height: 2 Inches
Spread: 12-18 Inches
Zone: 5-9
Full Sun Full Sun, Partial Shade
Foliage: Green
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Deer Resistant: Yes
Evergreen: Yes