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Dryas octopetala
White Mountain Avens
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Zone 2 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.196.420

White Mountain Avens is native to the mountains of North America, usually growing in gravel or sandy soil. It forms a low mat of small, glossy evergreen leaves, the woody stems rooting along the ground where they touch. Small starry white flowers appear in late spring followed by feathery seedheads in the summer. At home in a well-drained rock garden, also useful for edging pathways, in rock walls or growing between paving stones. Plants are not usually happy about being divided. Self-rooted stems may be moved to a new site in the spring.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Slow
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Containers
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   7-10 cm
   3-4 inches

Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches


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