Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionCover 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
DetailsBotanical 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 GrowSoil: 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.
Blue Star Creeper & ‘Red Rover’ Foamy Bells
If you have an open spot in your part sun bed, consider adding in this pair! Between the long-blooming blue flowers and red foliage that persists spring-fall, your garden will be colorful all season long.
I have been very disappointed in the blue creeper the first plants I got all turned brown and have died regardless of where I planted them in my yard the only good thing was the deer left them alone but after spreading pretty well they all have died I won’t buy them again
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Blue Star Creeper
Super ground cover. Started booming right away!
Blue star creeper plants came in great condition.
I planted them in a stepping stone pathway. They are doing great and are starting to creep.
J.J. (New York)
Most of my favorite plants come from Great Garden Plants. And most of them I cannot find anywhere else.
Plants were vibrant and healthy upon arrival. All are doing well.