White Star Lithodora

Lithodora diffusa 'White Star' PP #20,078

Vibrant white and blue flowers cover this stunning groundcover. Its draping habit with a mounded form works well as a rock garden accent or low border. Prefers partial shade in extremely hot areas. From Rozanne® and Friends. Evergreen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationlith-OH-dor-uh dif-FEW-sa
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 4 to 6 in. tall; spreading 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring and Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
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
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
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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