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Dryas octopetala
Dryas octopetala

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Zones A1-A3, 1-6, 36-45
Full Sun
Regular Water

Dryas octopetala

Mountain avens


Native to high latitudes and high elevations of the northern hemisphere. Choice plants for rock gardens. Evergreen or partially so; somewhat shrubby at base, forming a carpet of leafy, creeping stems. Oblong leaves look like little oak leaves. Bloom from late spring into summer, bearing shiny white or yellow flowers that resemble strawberry blossoms. Ornamental seed capsules with silvery white tails follow the blooms.

Dryas octopetala

To 2 to 3 in. high and 3 ft. wide, with inch-long leaves and erect, 1 1/2-in. white flowers.

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