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Azorella trifurcata ‘Nana’
Cushion Bolax
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet Cushion

This bizarre plant looks soft and feathery in appearance but actually has a hard, brittle texture. It slowly creeps to form a bun or cushion, at home in the rock garden, alpine trough or in paving cracks. Tiny yellow flowers appear in summer. Requires excellent drainage: consider growing with a mulch of pea-gravel. Performs especially well in an alpine scree garden. Evergreen. Proving to be hardier than expected, possibly good to Zone 3 or colder, though native to the Falkland Islands. Also known as Bolax glebaria

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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