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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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Arrives as young plant

More Information

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 38 reviews
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M
M.R. (Illinois)
Blue Star Creeper

It has been a little over 1 month since planted. One arrived all soggy and almost dead. Great customer service they sent a replacement right away. They are doing OK. A little bit of spreading but have not seen flowers yet. I am hoping they survive this year and we will see great progress next year. I know it takes time. Would definitely recommend Great Garde Plants.

D
D.M. (Iowa)
Blue Star creeper

Hoping it grows hasn't done much yet but I think it will go has went alittle but just wait and see still happy

J
J.R. (Maine)
Growing fast!!

The plants looked great when they arrived. I let them rest for a day then planted in the walkway where they went into a dramatic wilt for a couple weeks. I weeded and wAtered and encouraged them and now they are all growing vigorously!!

R
R.L. (Oklahoma)
They didn't make it....

i needed more blue star creeper for around my rock path. I purchased some at a local nursery -- and they did great. They ran out so I ordered from Great Garden Plants and the order arrived when it was promised. however, the plants were already "leggy" when I received them and they did not survive planting. The ones from the local nursery are growing strong. Any ideas? I know nothing is fool proof but this same area is growing the blue star creeper really well and was not nearly as leggy as the flat I received. Still think you're a good company -- but this investment didn't work out for me.

M
M.S. (Connecticut)
Amazingly Wonderful Plant

I love, love, love my Blue Star Creepers. They have already started spreading in only a month. Can’t wait to see them after a year! Wish I could figure out how to include pictures of them.