Plant a dazzling carpet of color! Beautiful masses of deep blue flowers top creeping stems and create an attractive groundcover or accent in a rock garden. Excellent bank cover. More heat tolerant than garden phlox. An herbaceous perennial.
Plant type: Groundcover, Perennial
Growth habit: Mounding, Spreading
Growth rate: Moderate
Average landscape size: Moderate growing; reaches 6 in. tall, forming a dense mat up to 3 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, North American Native Selection, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise
Foliage color: Green
Blooms: Spring into Summer
Flower attributes:Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Garden style: Cottage, Rustic
Design Ideas: It’s rare to find such a vigorous source of blue in a ground-hugging plant for rock gardens. A notorious dweller on edges of rocky embankments, where it spreads over curbs and short retaining walls, or amidst rocky outcroppings. And ideal cover plant for difficult edges of dry stream beds or rock waterfalls. Enjoys the fast drainage of elevated spots and thrives in the nooks and crannies of dry stone retaining walls. It is equally at home in the front of a traditional flower border or planted along the edges of flagstone walkways.
Companion Plants: Candytuft (Iberis); Thrift (Dianthus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Beardtongue (Penstemon); Hosta (Hosta)