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Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)

Description

  • Cover your landscape in a blanket of blue flowers.
  • Tolerates foot traffic, making it perfect for pathways or as a lawn-alternative!
  • Resistant to deer and rabbits.
  • Zones 5-9, sun/part sun, 3″ tall x 18″ wide at maturity. 
Zone 5-9
Light part sun/sun
low

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Description Cover your landscape in a starry carpet of soft blue blooms all summer long with Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis). Tiny green leaves form a lush, low-growing mat perfect for between stepping stones, under shrubs, or difficult sites. This fast-spreading groundcover has hundreds of sweet, long-blooming flowers in summer. Blue star creeper tolerates foot traffic, making it an excellent lawn alternative for those looking to add more color and texture to their landscape. Don't worry if you have pesky deer and rabbit problems; blue star creeper remains unbothered. It's resilience and easy to grow nature make it a perfect plant for beginners.
Buying landscape plugs? Here is how much area they will cover:
  • 6" spacing of 32 landscape plugs covers 6 sq feet
  • 8" spacing covers 7.5 sq feet
  • 10" spacing covers 11 sq feet
  • 12" spacing covers 16 sq feet
Details Botanical name: Isotoma fluviatilis
Common name: Blue star creeper
Zone: 5-9
Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun)
Height x width: 3" X 18"
Flower color: Soft blue
Foliage color: Green
Season of Interest: Spring-summer
Uses: Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
How To Grow Soil: Will grow in sandy, gravelly soil. Prefers moist, well-draining soil, but it does suffer in compacted and wet soils.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Benefits from some afternoon shade in warmer growing zones.
Water: Water regularly until established. Although the plant is drought tolerant, it benefits from extra moisture in full sunlight or hot, dry weather.
Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
Fertilizing: An application of any general-purpose garden fertilizer before new growth emerges in spring will keep the plant well-nourished throughout the growing season.
Winterizing: No special care is needed.
Maintenance & Pruning: Shearing the plant down to about an inch in autumn helps keep the plant tidy during the winter months.

Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
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A
A.A. (New York)
Awesome

First order had some issues upon receiving, prompt immediate and kind response had them replaced ! Outstanding company and products!

C
C.j. (New Jersey)
Died

Probably my fault- planted in clay soil. We had unexpected frost too, leaves wilted and turned brown.

Hi Cecilia, We're sorry to hear that your plants are struggling! Feel free to send us an email with photos to claims@greatgardenplants.com. We're here to help guide you if the plants still look viable. If not, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants! Happy Gardening!

l
l.s. (Texas)
weak arrival and dying in dirt

I have had successful orders in the past, but this was not your typical quality. I have been in touch with customer service and they have asked for photos-- I'll be sending those in shortly.

Hi Lisa, We're sorry to hear that your Blue Star Creeper arrived to you in a condition not up to our standards. Once our customer service team reviews your photos they will offer a refund or a replacement in accordance with our 60-day guarantee. Happy Gardening!

m
m. (Pennsylvania)
They didn't survive this winter in zone 6b

They looked fantastic till winter. I just arrived home from my winter escape to find not a trace of green under the cherry tree. It was suppose to be hardy to zone 5. See the summer growth and this springs dirt. See my previous 5 star review.

Blue Star Creeper does die back to the ground each winter, I would give it more time to wake up.

P
P.M. (North Carolina)
💙 my Blue Star Creepers

I absolutely love my blue star creepers. Now I've just planted them a few weeks ago and they're already spreading. I know it doesn't look like a lot right now, but I expect to have a beautiful spring!!