Pratia pedunculata County Park description
Rich violet blue, starry flowers throughout the summer and autumn over extremely flat evergreen foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for in pathways, or among paving, or the front of a border, in an alpine bed or rock garden, 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.
Also incorrectly known as Isotoma fluviatilis Kelsey Blue.
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, it will fill a gap at the front of a flower border.
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 3 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plants per square metre.
Buy alpines, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.