Plant types and subtypes: Perennials, Ground Covers
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun
Water Use: low
Soil Moisture: dry
Soil Description: poor, sand, gravel/rock
Bloom Time: June, July
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: silver
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: creeping, mat-forming, rare, rock garden plant
Pricing & Availability
Paronychia argyrocomaAlso known as:
The small white flower clusters appear atop silvery, hairy bracts that give the silver nailwort its common name.
Paronychia argyrocoma is usually found growing in exposed, barren upland areas devoid of any organic material. That along with its mat forming habit, make this is an ideal plant for rock gardens exposed to full sun. It may be used as a groundcover. May bloom from May to July. Zones 4-7
Propagate from seed or division. Mature plants are self layering.
Paronychia argyrocoma is a rare plant that has been further endangered by hiking and the use of ATVs in its natural highland range. It has also been threatened by over collection of wild specimens.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
DC, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, TN, VA, VT, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: KY, MA
- Threatened: ME, NH, TN
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