• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 1 in. tall and 12 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Pathway Plant
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 1 in. tall and 12 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Takes sun in cool, coastal regions; best in bright shade, particularly in hot southern climates. Water regularly to maintain consistent moisture. As a groundcover, space plants 9-12 in. apart; closer for faster fill.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    The British Natural History Museum lists S. subulata as native to Scotland where it is known in English as Heath Pearlwort and in Gaelic as Mungan M'intich.