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Lemon Ice Mountain Sandwort

Arenaria montana 'Lemon Ice' PP #23,824

Soft yellow blossoms open from bright yellow flower buds to carpet this fast, easy to grow perennial. Rich green leaves cover a dense, compact, and spreading habit. An ideal sun-tolerant substitute for moss - perfect for use in rock gardens, to quickly fill in between stepping stones, or as a groundcover.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationar-en-AR-ee-uh MON-tah-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 in. tall, spreading 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent, Edging, Ground Cover, Hanging Basket
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureWaterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCranesbill (Geranium); Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata); Basket of Gold (Aurinia); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum); Pink (Dianthus)

Thrives in well-drained soil. Water consistently during warm, dry periods; taper as the weather cools. Once well established, tolerates drier soil conditions. Space 3 to 6 inches apart as a groundcover; control weeds until plants fill in. Feed lightly with an all-purpose fertilizer in spring; repeat in summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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