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Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Cover your landscape in a blanket of blue flowers with this ground cover.
  • 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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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

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Shipped to your door

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Arrives as young plant

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More Information

Description Cover your landscape in a starry carpet of soft blue blooms all summer long with Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) ground cover. 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. This blue flowering ground cover thrives with full sun and some afternoon shade. Don't worry if you have pesky deer and rabbit problems; blue star creeper plants remain 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
Bloom time: Summer, spring
Features: Heat tolerant, ground covers, deer resistant, best sellers, best for beginners
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.

Did You Know?

All About Growing Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)

Blue star creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis) is a ground cover native to Australia and New Zealand that has gained popularity worldwide. This ground cover is low maintenance, can tolerate heavy foot traffic, and adds color and charm to any outdoor space. Here, we’ll show you how to grow blue star creeper, how to use blue star creeper, and answer frequently asked questions.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
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j
j.b. (Michigan)
blue star creeper

Last year we bought several of these. Although they appeared to be healthy after winter, they soon afterward turned a pale yellow. They have almost completely died. Very disappointed. We wasted our money.

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G
G.M. (Texas)
Seemed like a good idea.

The plants arrived in great condition. The staple on the packaging presented an unwanted layer in unpackaging the plants. I wanted them for a transition area between shade and sun and they seem to be thriving. I noticed the first blue flower after being in the ground for a week.

D
D.M. (Maine)
Not a good value

I purchased 32 landscape “plugs” which arrived as root-bound chunks so tangled and in- grown that it was impossible to remove them without damaging them. The container needed to be cut away, taking roots and sprouts with it, and losing a lot of the tiny leaves. I don’t know if they will rebound enough to survive. Definitely not a good value for almost $100!

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H
H.A. (Oregon)
Amazing Beautiful Grass Alternative

I bought plugs, then additional quarts & planted in small area as grass did not do well. I planted in late fall, next spring filled the yard. They have needed very minimal care after established and survived a couple few days/nights of freezing temps! gorgeous carpet of blue. Plants shipped carefully, all in excellent shape! thank you.

C
C. (South Carolina)

Beautiful, healthy plants arrived safely because of special pavkong