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How to Grow Pearlwort

Sagina Germination Information

Sagina is the botanical name for Pearlwort
Sagina Seed Germination How to Sow Sagina:
  • Best sown indoors at 55-65° with germination occuring in 10-15 days
  • Can also be sown outdoors in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked
  • Seeds are small
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Sagina:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space seedlings 3-4 inches apart in full sun or part shade

Soil: Site in an acidic, light, dry, well-drained soil. It is very tolerant of low-fertility soils and it prefers dry, sandy, rocky situations

Additional Care: Divide plants in the spring and occasionally shear plants throughout the growing season. A large planting can even be mowed like a lawn

Appearance and Use:

Liking it dry, this plant thrives in rock gardens and container plantings. It looks particularly nice planted between paving stones and also trailing over a wall or the side of a container. The habit is that of a vigorous, evergreen, mossy carpet growing 1/2 inch tall and spreading 8-12 inches. Leaves are densely tufted, narrow, 1/4 inch long, and bright green. The plant will be covered in small, white, round, 5-petaled flowers in late summer


About Sagina:
Pronunciation:  så-ji’nå sub-u-la’tå
Lifecycle:  Perennial
Origination: Caryophyllaceae, native to west and central Europe
Common Name: Pearlwort