Rupturewort - Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra) - 100 Seeds

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Rupturewort - Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra) - 100 Seeds

•Non-GMO
•American Grown Seeds
•Excellent ground cover
•USDA Zones: 6-10

Description:
This lowing growing ground cover only reaches about 3 inches in height and forms a matforming green carpet for carpet-bedding, a lawn alternative, low growing container gardening, etc. Herniaria glabra, also known as Rupturewort or Green Carpet, is a soft to walk on, evergreen grass substitute for many people or the perfect ground cover. It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green glabrous foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, but they are barely visible and do not attract bees. Many people report never seeing Herniaria Glabra flower at all which makes it nice as there is no flower clean up.

Culinary Properties:
Rupturewort is edible, but has no culinary uses.

Medicinal Properties:
Rupturewort contains herniarin and chemicals that may help stop spasms and help with eliminating excess water from the body. It has an antispasmodic effect on the bladder and is traditionally used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI), cystitis and kidney stones. A poultice may be made from the whole plant and used externally for healing ulcers. The whole plant is astringent, diuretic and expectorant and should be gathered when in flower. It has also been used for lung disorders, nerve pain, gout, arthritis, fluid retention, muscle and joint pain and for ‘purifying the blood.’ An aqueous extract is made from the plant and used as a hand cleanser.

This plant should be used with professional guidance.

Growing Instructions:
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Start of spring - before the last frost, or towards the end of autumn. Spacing: Small 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm); Large 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm).
Sow Inside: Germination time: one to two weeks. Temperature: 70°F (21°C). Seven or eight weeks before the expected last frost. Transplant outdoors following the last frost.

Sow Indoors: N/A
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Water: Keep moist
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-7.0
Germination Time: 7-14 Days

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