Canberra Grass, Two Flowered Knawel, Mossy Scabweed
Scleranthus biflorus

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

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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.