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Arenaria purpurascens (Pink sandwort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Arenaria purpurascens

Other names

Pink sandwort

Genus

Arenaria Arenaria

Species

A. purpurascens - A. purpurascens is a mat- or cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with glossy, elliptic to lance-shaped, pointed, dark green leaves and clusters of star-shaped, pink flowers in summer.


Arenaria purpurascens is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Arenaria purpurascens (Pink sandwort) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained or moist but well-drained, sandy soil in sun or partial shade. In the height of summer, water regularly in dry periods.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Arenaria purpurascens

Other names

Pink sandwort

Genus

Arenaria Arenaria

Species

A. purpurascens - A. purpurascens is a mat- or cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with glossy, elliptic to lance-shaped, pointed, dark green leaves and clusters of star-shaped, pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Arenaria purpurascens (Pink sandwort) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Rock, Underplanting, Wildflower, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained or moist but well-drained, sandy soil in sun or partial shade. In the height of summer, water regularly in dry periods.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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