Blue Star Creeper

2 Mar

Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis), to 3 in., small pale blue star shaped flowers spring through summer, full sun to part shade, tolerates light foot traffic, good between stones or as small scale ground cover.

Small, ground-hugging plants that reach just 2ā€“3 in. high in bloom, with creeping, branching stems that root at the joints. All are useful low ground covers where soil is reasonably rich and well drained.

Set plants 8ā€“12 in. apart; fertilize periodically. Small, closely set leaves and tolerance for an occasional footstep make them choice selections for use between steppingstones. They resemble baby’s tears (Soleirolia) but offer appealing flowers as well as attractive foliage. Can be invasive where well adapted.

 

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