Houstonia caerulea description
A very beautiful little gem of a plant.
Blue starred flowers with a yellow eye in spring and on in to the summer.
Good for the front of a shady border.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a shady border, alpine bed, rockery, by a patio or in a tub and is undemanding in any reasonably drained soil with some shade.
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Also called Houstonia michauxii.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers partial shade or shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a space in the front of a shady border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 3 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.