Mazus reptans Purple Description
Mazus reptans purple is a Fast Growing Groundcover with 100's of blooms in late spring, and 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. Mazus is a striking groundcover plant of small green leaves that lend a beautiful flair to Knock Out Roses, or planting over spring flowering bulbs.
Mazus thrives in a medium moist, but well drained environment where it will spread anywhere from 6-12" in a season.
Late spring, hundreds of tiny, tubular purplish-blue flowers with yellow and white markings adorn the foliage.
Plant Mazus beneath Coneflowers, Hydrangeas, and Knock Out Roses.
Special Features: Deer Resistant, Easy Care, , Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Multi-seasonal Interest, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Season Extender
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2" X 12"
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Alpine & Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover, Rock Garden, Small Spaces, Under Planting
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Soil: Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil. Prefers moist, rich soils.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet -- 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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