Grace Ward Lithodora

Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'

SKU
05894
Beautiful deep blue flowers cover this wonderful sprawling groundcover. The slightly mounded form adds softness and color to the top of retaining walls. Works well as a rock garden accent, softly flowing between boulders. Performs best with some shade in extremely hot areas. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationlith-OH-dor-uh dif-FEW-sa
Average Size at MaturityReaches 1 ft. tall or less, slowly spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis blue mat-like perennial looks gorgeous around rocks and landscape boulders. Use at the top of retaining walls or to soften unsightly curbs. Like a groundcover, it spreads over a very large area. Great on slopes, berms and banks to offer both color and erosion control. Though it's ideal for the traditional rock garden, it's also a natural in the Mediterranean landscape.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)

Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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