Swirlin' Grace® Lithodora

Lithodora diffusa 'MonRik' PP #26,250

A fantastic new twist on the original with eye-catching variegated leaves. Remarkable on its own, the foliage provides stunning contrast to intense, cobalt blue flowers. Sprawling, slightly mounding form is excellent for ground cover, low border or rock garden accent.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationlith-OH-dor-uh dif-FEW-sa
Average Size at MaturityReaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasIdeal 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCoral 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

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