Arenaria montana
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Arenaria montana


  family caryophyllaceae 
  genus arenaria 

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Genus  Arenaria Species  montana Variety  Cultivar  Common names  sandwort Family  CARYOPHYLLACEAE Specimen number  S11937 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p78
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2" - 8" Overall spread  6" - 1'
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Van Winden's (Napa, CA) Compost  no Size at acquisition  4 inch pot Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  A good use for this plant is between pavers. Arenaria montana can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. Sandwort needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes soils that are sandy. This species likes full sun to partial shade. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Between pavers Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Arenaria montana can be achieved by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Arenaria montana is a perennial. Sandwort is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has tiny star-shaped flowers. The flowers are most often a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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