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Paronychia kapela

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
par-on-ih-CHEE-ah kah-PEL-ah
Description

An alpine evergreen groundcover.  Small greenish-white flowers with silvery bracts bloom in the summer and last on the plant into fall.

Full sun; well-drained soil; tolerates a range of soil types; drought-tolerant

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Tags:
#evergreen#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#well-drained soil#alpine#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#full sun tolerant#drought tolerant#well-drained soil#alpine#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Paronychia
    Species:
    kapela
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Greenish white flowers in summer
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Blue-green lanceolate leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border