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Hutchinsia alpina
Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet

(=Pritzelago alpina) Also called Chamois Cress. Hutchinsia is not so common in gardens, but is a reliable spring-blooming species best suited to the rock garden or for edging a well-drained border. It forms a low carpet or creeping mat of ferny evergreen leaves, smothered for many weeks by short sprays of tiny white flowers. Great in walls and trough gardens. Prefers part shade in hotter regions. Clumps may be easily divided in late summer.

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  Partial Shade

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Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones

Flower Head Size

   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches

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