A relative of Dianthus and Gypsophila, but even smaller, cushion-forming, spreading gently and making evergreen ground cover. Its simple nature means it could be used in Japanese-style gardens.

Although visited by flies and other insects, the flowers of Sagina are small and donít constitute a huge resource for pollinators. However the creeping growth of perennial species helps conserve water and provides refuge for soil invertebrates in a rocky garden, as well as helping blur the mind-numbing straight lines we attempt to impose upon Nature.

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