SIBBALDIOPSIS tridentata

Small
Part shade
Sun
White
Well drained soil
Spring
Summer
Winter
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  15cm x 30cm

An unusual ankle-high alpine that forms a gently spreading mat of glossy evergreen leaves studded in late spring and early summer with starry single white flowers with distinctive anthers.  As the weather turns cold in late autumn and winter the foliage develops dark red and bronzed tints, extending its interest in the garden further.

Formerly known as Potentilla tridentata, it is found growing wild as far north as the arctic circle, making it a tough customer.  Thriving in a free draining soil in sun or partial shade, its scale and delicacy would be shown off to perfection in a rockery or dedicated alpine trough, but could also usefully employed as attractive ground cover or helping to hold a stony slope together.