Grace Ward Lithodora
Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 1 ft. tall or less, slowly spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Poolside, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Painted Fern (Athyrium)|
|Care||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.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.