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  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Scleranthus biflorus

Canberra grass or flowering knawell

9cm pot £7.99
  • Position: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: moist but well-drained
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    With sculptural, verdant ground-hugging mounds, Canberra grass is a low-growing, evergreen perennial, forming cushions of moss-like foliage. Popular in Japanese themed gardens, Scleranthus is better suited to partially shady conditions to maintain its striking, bright green colour.

  • Garden care: Relatively maintenance-free, you may wish to trim any plants that are beginning to thrive in other locations! Occasional gentle brushing with a soft brush or a pass over with a garden blower may be necessary to maintain appearance.