Isotoma Blue Star Creeper

Isotoma Blue Star Creeper
Isotoma Blue Star Creeper

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An evergreen ground cover that holds up to foot traffic and makes a perfect lining for pathways and planting between paving stones
SKU v2602
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Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 8

Mature Height

3 IN

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained, Wet

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Sandy

Description / Isotoma Blue Star Creeper

An enchanting beauty, Isotoma Blue Star Creeper is an evergreen perennial ground cover that offers a captivating visual display all year round. With its early spring to summer bloom, it adorns your garden with a vibrant tapestry of petite star-shaped pale blue flowers set against a rich backdrop of finely textured green foliage.

Originating from Australia, this variety of Isotoma fluviatilis, also known as blue star creeper, Laurentia, and swamp isotome, grows at a moderate pace, spreading out in a low, dense carpet. It's an excellent choice for underplanting, erosion control, and can withstand foot traffic, making it perfect for path edges and spaces between stepping stones. Its resilience also makes it a suitable replacement for turf lawns in temperate climates. But blue star creeper also shines as a bedding plant, and its cascading charm enhances the appeal of containers and hanging baskets.

Blue star creeper requires minimal maintenance and thrives in partly shady spots with fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soil. However, it's adaptable to a variety of soil types, including loamy, sandy, and rocky terrains. It can also withstand full sun exposure in cooler climates, provided it receives ample water. While deadheading isn't necessary, a light shearing to about 1-inch tall in late fall can help maintain its neat appearance throughout winter.

Product Details

Genus Isotoma
Species fluviatilis
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Part Shade
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Characteristics Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Ground Cover
Zone 6, 7, 8

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