Arenaria montana 'Blizzard Compact'


Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Abundant white flowers on low growing moss-like foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Sandwort should be grown in full sun or partial shade and well-drained, moist soil. Because it has a shallow root system, it needs to be watered during dry periods in spring and summer. Later in the season, as the temperature begins to cool off, it can tolerate some dryness. Propagate by division in late summer or early fall. 

Soil requires low to average water. Growth rate medium, blooms in mid to late Spring. 

Height: 4-8 in
Spacing: 6-10 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: White
Zone: 3-7
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Ground Cover
  • Rock Garden
  • Edging
  • Container


  • Partial Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained