Frankenia laevis

The plant with the scientific name Frankenia laevis is one of the best alternatives to grass for those areas where rainfall is rather scarce. It covers the ground quickly but without being invasive, and it also produces very pretty flowers.

As if that were not enough, it resists the cold and the frosts of some consideration, so go ahead and take a look .

Origin and characteristics

The Frankenia laevis, popularly known as Heather sea, marine heather, thyme or sapera sea grass, creeping plant is native panel of the coast of the temperate regions of Spain, Portugal, France, Britain and Italy. It grows to a maximum height of ten centimeters, with stems from which greyish-green leaves sprout, and perennials. The flowers are small and pink.

Its growth rate is fast, and as it supports footfalls and does not need mowing, it is undoubtedly an ideal option for those who want to have a low-maintenance green carpet.

What are cares?

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If you want to have sea thyme in your garden, provide it with the following care:

  • Location: it must be directly exposed to the sun.
  • Earth:  grows on all types of soils, even those that are vulnerable to erosion.
  • Irrigation: it resists drought, but it is advisable to water at least twice a week during the summer and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber: it is not necessary, although if it is paid every so often (once a month, for example) with organic fertilizers it will grow better.
  • Multiplication: by seeds and cuttings in spring.
  • Pests and diseases: does not have.
  • Hardiness: it resists frosts down to -7ºC, although you should know at those temperatures it is normal for the leaves to turn reddish (not worrying ).

What did you think of the sapera herb? Have you ever heard of this extraordinary creeping plant?

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