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Nailwort

Draba spp.

Also known as

Whitlow grass

Draba cuspidata 2 by http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Nailwort Overview

Draba is a large genus of around 416 hardy annual and evergreen or semi-evergreen perennial species. They flower during spring, forming clusters of yellow or white flowers and their growth is cushion-shaped. They typically come from rocky, mountainous habitats in Northern temperate, alpine and temperate South American climates and so make good rock garden plants.

Common problems with Nailwort

How to propagate Nailwort

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings of the rosettes in the late spring.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Special features of Nailwort

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Nailwort

Rock garden and ground cover.