Pratia pedunculata description
Mid blue, starry flowers throughout the summer and autumn over low evergreen foliage.
It will keep spreading so don’t put it near to low growing subjects.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for putting in pathways, or the front of a border, by a patio or in a tub and it is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils, but be aware that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Blue Star Creeper.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers semi shade or shade, but will tolerate sun if not too dry.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, especially good at filling a large space in shade.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy – survives the winters here in East Anglia, UK.
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 10 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre.
Alpine plants, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses by post.