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Scleranthus biflorus

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Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Scleranthus (skle-RAN-thus) (Info)
Species: biflorus (by-FLOR-us) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

3 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive derbeh On Aug 26, 2011, derbeh from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

i'm able to grow irish moss in complete shade kept completely moist, but i planted this scleranthus in full sun and only water it a couple of times a week - this is in hollywood, and the plant is flourishing!

Positive Kell On Sep 14, 2005, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Sometimes called AUSTRALIAN ASTROTURF, it really does feel like astroturf. It forms a dense mat and can spread 3 feet. Needs real good drainage.

Positive pokerboy On Jan 26, 2005, pokerboy from Canberra
Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:

A most beautiful moss that forms a lumped clump. Barely noticed white flowers appear throughout summer. Loves to spread over rocks. Perfect for moist rockeries. pokerboy.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Berkeley, California
Brentwood, California
Burlingame, California
Felton, California
Los Angeles, California
Montecito, California
Richmond, California



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