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Mazus reptans Purple
  • Mazus reptans Purple is a fast growing flowering ground cover
  • Mazus reptans Purple has purple blooms in late spring
  • Mazus reptans Purple has hundreds of blooms in late spring
  • Mazus reptans Purple forms a dense mat of green that stays evergreen in warmer climates
  • Purple cupflower spreads quickly without being a nuisance
  • Mazus reptans Purple is a tough ground cover for high traffic areas
  • Mazus reptans Purple is ideal for planting between stepping stones

Mazus reptans Purple

Spreads quickly, with lots of colorful flowers!
Item: #MAZPU1Q
ZONE 5,6,7,8
As low as $8.19
  • Fast growing ground cover for sun to part shade
  • Ideal small scale lawn substitute
  • Tough ground cover for high traffic areas
  • Hundreds of purple blooms in late spring
  • Dense foliage only 2" high. Spreads 18-24" in the first two years
  • Ship size: Jumbo 1 Quart
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Mazus reptans
  • Common name:
    Cup flower, Creeping mazus
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Sun to part shade
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    1 quart
  • Soil type:
  • Soil moisture:
  • Height x width:
    2" X 12"
  • Flower color:
    Soft blue
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
  • Uses:
    Alpine & rock, Container gardening, Edging, Ground cover, Rock garden, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
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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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Robin E  |  Jan 24, 2018
All I can say is WOW! The plants were a good size and were in excellent shape AND the packing was impeccable. I have ordered from quite a few mail order companies, and I must say, I have rarely received plants of this size and health. Thanks for great and plants and service, I will definitely be ordering again!