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Plant Details

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Plumbaginaceae
Plant Description: This spreading, low-growing perennial is incredibly useful as a vigorous ground cover. Shiny, medium-green leaves turn bronze-red in autumn. 5-petaled, sky blue flowers appear in loose clusters from late July to late September, attracting a variety of pollinators. Grows well in sun or shade. Might be best to use in a contained area, as it can grow aggressively and overtake less vigorous plants in some situations.


Perennial - Herbaceous (soft-stemmed plants that die in winter and regrow in spring): Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. Some plants tend to flop over after the first bloom and attempt to regrow from the base; in these cases, the old stems can be cut away in summer. As plants become dormant in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.
Special Considerations: Large patches can simply be mowed down once in late winter, before it begins to regrow in the spring.


Mature Size: 9-12" tall x 12-30" wide
Utah Native: No
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Foliage Colors: Green
Bloom Colors: 
Bloom Seasons: Fall and Late Spring
Bloom Period: July - September

Growing Conditions

Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9
Light Requirement: Full Sun or Shade (0-6+ hours)
Irrigation Requirement: Moderate (1/2' every 7-10 days)

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