Herniaria plants are mat growing hardy perennials. They reach from between 10 to 45 cm (4 to 18 inches) in height, and carry tiny green flowers that bloom in the summer.
This makes them ideal for use in rock gardens.
A common name for the Herniaria plant is Rupture wort.
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Common Names: Rupturewort.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial.
Height: 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm). Flat / Mat Growing
Native: Europe. Asia. Africa.
Growing Region: Zones 3 to 9.
Rupture wort can be grown outdoors by sowing seed either in the early spring (before the last frost), or towards the end of autumn. Lightly cover the seed once sown.
It is best to locate Herniaria Plants t in either sunny or partially shaded areas of the garden. This should have good drainage and a dry soil.
If you prefer to start Herniaria off indoors, first then they take around two weeks to germinate at 21 degrees centigrade (70°F).
They should be started off about two months before transplanting out following the last frost of spring.
It is best to space Rupture wort at about 30 to 45 cm (12 to 18 inches) apart.
If you require more plants then they can be had by division in the autumn.