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Photo: Blue Star Creeper

Photo: Blue Star Creeper
Photo: Blue Star Creeper
Photo: Blue Star Creeper

General description

(Often incorrectly known as Laurentia) This little creeping perennial forms a flat carpet of tiny green leaves, smothered with starry, soft-blue flowers all summer long. Ideal for planting between paving stones, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute. Even worth growing as an annual in cold-winter regions. Plants are easily ripped apart into small pieces to make new plantings, and this should be done in early spring. Evergreen.

  • Flower Colour - Light Blue
  • Blooming Time - Late Spring thru Early Fall
  • Foliage Color - Deep Green
  • Flower Head Size - Very Small
  • Height - 2-4 cm / 1-2 inches
  • Spread - 15-30 cm / 6-12 inches
  • Foot Traffic - High
  • Growth Rate - Medium 

Plant requirements

  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Soil Type - Normal, Sandy or Clay
  • Soil pH - Neutral, Alkaline or Acid
  • Soil Moisture - Average or Moist
  • Care Level - Easy

Maintenance

Plants are easily ripped apart into small pieces to make new plantings, and this should be done in early spring.

Practical use

  • Accent: Good Texture/Form
  • Alpine & Rock
  • Containers
  • Edging
  • Evergreen
  • Ground Cover

http://www.perennials.com/plants/isotoma-fluviatilis.html

Properties

Height
1 - 10 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy