Herniaria glabra Green Carpet Rupturewort



Herniaria glabra, or Green Carpet, is an evergreen, carpet-forming perennial with tiny green leaves that turn slightly bronze in winter. It has inconspicuous white star flowers in summer. Also known as Rupturewort, Herniaria glabra is excellent between stepping stones or used as a ground cover.

A Rare Roots' favorite lawn substitute for sunny areas with high humidity and drought situations, Green Carpet forms a creeping mat and will also self-sow.

Herniaria glabra prefers sun to light shade and requires well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established, but will not tolerate clay soil. Green Carpet will tolerate heavy foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.


  • Common Names: Rupturewort / Green Carpet
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Part Sun to Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist/well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 3
  • Width at Maturity: 12
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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