Acanthophyllum is a genus containing around 73 shrubby perennial species in the Caryophyllaceae family. They produce small, spiky leaves as an adaptation to dry environments such as mountains or deserts. Flowering in late spring and early summer, many produce pink flushed small white flowers.
How to harvest Acanthophyllum
Generally not harvested
How to propagate Acanthophyllum
Take root cuttings in summer.
Special features of Acanthophyllum
Other uses of Acanthophyllum
This spreading plant suits being used as ground cover in rock and gravel gardens as well as in containers or the beds of informal cottage gardens.