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Mazus reptans 'Purple'


Mazus reptans 'Purple'

Mazus reptans 'Purple'

Photo Courtesy of STEPABLES®.

This is a tiny plant, reaching about 2" in height. What it lacks in height, it makes up for in spread, forming a dense mat that in late spring is covered in lavender-blue flowers with yellow and white centers, like small snap dragon blossoms. But because it is such a tiny plant, it is less aggressive than many of the creeping perennials and less invasive.

Mazus is very nice in rock gardens. There's also a white variety called Mazus reptans 'Alba'

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 6 - 12"
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 9
  • Initial Spacing: 12"
  • Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: Violet-Blue with a Yellow and White Center
  • Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic.
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes, but prefers moist soil.
  • Deer Resistant: No
  • Scented: No
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