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Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet'

Other names

Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' , Hutchinsia alpina 'Crystal Carpet', Hornungia alpina 'Crystal Carpet'

Genus

Pritzelago Pritzelago

Variety or Cultivar

'Crystal Carpet' _ 'Crystal Carpet' is a compact, mat-forming evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into small, oval, dark green leaflets and small, round clusters of tiny, lightly fragrant, white flowers from mid-spring into summer.


Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Remove dead foliage in early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' ) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Garden edging, Containers, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in acid-free, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers partial shade in areas with hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet'

Other names

Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' , Hutchinsia alpina 'Crystal Carpet', Hornungia alpina 'Crystal Carpet'

Genus

Pritzelago Pritzelago

Variety or Cultivar

'Crystal Carpet' _ 'Crystal Carpet' is a compact, mat-forming evergreen perennial with pinnate leaves divided into small, oval, dark green leaflets and small, round clusters of tiny, lightly fragrant, white flowers from mid-spring into summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are lightly fragrant

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Remove dead foliage in early spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' ) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Gravel, Garden edging, Containers, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in acid-free, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers partial shade in areas with hot summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' )

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' )

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pritzelago alpina 'Crystal Carpet' (Chamois cress 'Crystal Carpet' )

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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