Capitate sandwort is an unassuming yet pretty wildflower that holds its own in the harsh conditions it inhabits. Also referred to by an additional common name, ballhead sandwort, this species of flowering plant in the pink family forms a tuft of narrow stems and leaves at around 12″ tall, topped with a rounded cyme, or cluster of white flowers (i.e. capitate infloresence). As the name sandwort suggests, this species grows in sandy or rocky soils with sharp drainage, generally on slopes or ridges. It is perfect for a dry, rocky area or in a rock garden. Attractive to native bees and other pollinators.
Seed Germination Instructions
60-90 days cold-moist stratification. Sow outside in fall to late winter.