Find Plants


Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort

Herniaria glabra 'Sea Foam'

Add To My Wish List

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort (Herniaria glabra 'Sea Foam') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort foliage

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  1 inch

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Green Carpet


This ground hugging perennial features tiny green leaves that are edged in white, with pale yellow-green overtones; tolerates some foot traffic; an excellent base for containers, groundcover, or rock garden accent; use between flagstones

Ornamental Features

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort's attractive tiny leaves emerge buttery yellow in spring, turning green in color with distinctive white edges and tinges of chartreuse the rest of the year on a plant with a spreading habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort will grow to be only 1 inch tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Sea Foam Striped Rupturewort is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.