Bare Hernia - an evergreen and hardy ground cover
Bare-leaved hawkweed, scientifically Herniaria glabra, is a drought-tolerant plant that is ideal as a lawn substitute on dry surfaces, but also as a roof plant. Fine-leaved hawkweed is a rather inconspicuous plant that can also be used for underplanting in flowerbeds and for planting in stone walls and joints. The perennial and hardy plant belongs to the clove family, looks a little like thyme and forms cushions or flat carpets on the ground. For this reason, bare groundsel is particularly suitable as a lawn substitute in places where the lawn does not really thrive. As a ground cover or roof planting with a height of three to five centimetres, it is undemanding, does not die in autumn, is also green in winter and flowers from June to August.
Herniaria glabra: a small, rather inconspicuous plant with many names
Herniaria glabra is also known as maidenhair, kidneywort, dürrwort, centaury or uricaria. Other common names of the small plant are cuckoo soap, passion flower and Christian sweat. The natural habitat of the bald hawkweed is western Asia and the temperate latitudes of Europe. In the meantime, the plant has also spread to North America. The herbaceous plant has a fresh green to yellow-green colour. The plant is called bald hawkweed because its stems and leaves are completely bare. The leaves are fleshy and roundish. The fleshy flowers are small and also greenish-yellow. The undemanding and low-maintenance ground cover fits equally well into modern and romantic gardens, likes it warm and dry and thrives best in sunny and semi-shady locations.
Breakweed - a small plant with a big future
Harvestwort is still not very well known as a cultivated plant, but it will certainly soon conquer gardens and gardens. What speaks for the herbaceous plant is its beautiful appearance and its simplicity. You don't need to water or water the bare weed, which is very much to the liking of our increasingly dry summers. If it spreads too much, you just have to cut it off and it will be back in its desired shape. Herniaria glabra is slug resistant and an asset as a ground cover. It can be planted in rock gardens, where it harmonises with thick-leaved roses, perennials and cushions such as red stonecrop and wall pepper, silver bindweed, the three-master flower and many more, because it always subordinates itself modestly.