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Bryoides Whitlow Grass*

Draba rigida 'var. bryoides'

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Bryoides Whitlow Grass (Draba rigida 'var. bryoides') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Bryoides Whitlow Grass in bloom

Bryoides Whitlow Grass in bloom

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  2

Ornamental Features

Bryoides Whitlow Grass has clusters of yellow flowers at the ends of the stems in early spring, which are interesting on close inspection. Its grassy leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Bryoides Whitlow Grass is an open herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Bryoides Whitlow Grass is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens

Planting & Growing

Bryoides Whitlow Grass will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features