Swirlin' Grace® Lithodora
Lithodora diffusa 'MonRik' PP #26,250
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||lith-OH-dor-uh dif-FEW-sa|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Ideal for a traditional rock garden, where it will gracefully mound up against rockery and landscape boulders. Use to soften the edges of retaining walls or unsightly curbs. Spreads over a very large area, making it perfect for massing on slopes, berms and banks to offer tremendous color and erosion control. The two-toned foliage adds a cooling effect, while the cobalt blue flowers make this a natural for blending into Mediterranean landscapes.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Coral Bells (Heuchera); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Painted Fern (Athyrium)|
Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. As a ground cover, space plants 2-3 ft. apart, or closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9