Mazus reptans Purple Description
Also known as cupflower or creeping mazus, Mazus reptans is a fast growing groundcover with hundreds of purple blooms in late spring. It thrives in sun to part shade.
Narrow, 1" leaves form a dense carpet of green that remain attractive from spring-fall. Foliage stays evergreen in warmer climates.
Mazus spreads quickly through rooting stems, and fills in fast without being a nuisance. Ideal for planting between stepping stones (tolerates foot traffic), or covering large areas of soil. It's a beautiful, effective groundcover that pairs with roses, hydrangeas, and evergreens. Plant some spring-flowering bulbs for an unforgettable display!
Creeping mazus does best in moderately moist but well drained soil. It will spread anywhere from 6-12" in a season.
In late spring, hundreds of tubular purplish-blue flowers with yellow and white markings sing out from the lush mat of green foliage.
Special features: Deer resistant, Easy care, Foliage interest, Heat tolerant, Multi-seasonal interest, Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Season extender
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Cup flower, Creeping mazus
- Sun exposure:
Sun to part shade
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- Height x width:
2" X 12"
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Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
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AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to moist, well-drained soil. Prefers moist, rich soils.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to moist -- roots shouldn't stand in water.
Spacing: 6 - 12 inches
Fertilizing: Mazus may not require annual fertilization if the soil is rich. Spring is the best time to fertilize the plants if necessary. Apply a light application of balanced timed release fertilizer, and rinse the leaves thoroughly after applying to prevent leaf burn.
Winterizing: May need to mulch or protect in zone 5.
Maintenance & pruning: Will tolerate an occasional mowing. Can be divided in spring.
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