Isotoma White Star Creeper

Isotoma White Star Creeper

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Holds up to foot traffic | Great for pathways and paving stones
SKU 29675
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 10

Mature Height

2 IN

Mature Width

12 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Isotoma White Star Creeper

Isotoma White Star Creeper is an evergreen perennial groundcover that offers year-round interest and blooms from late spring into late summer, creating a flat carpet of small starry white flowers hovering above a dense, lush mat of fine-textured green foliage.

An Isotoma fluviatilis variety, commonly called white star creeper, laurentia, or swamp isotome, White Star has low growing, spreading habit and medium growth rate. Shown to best effect when massed, it is great for underplanting and erosion control, but it holds up well to foot traffic, making it ideal for planting along pathways and between paving stones or for replacing turf lawn, in moderate climates. It also makes a nice bed, border, or container plant. It's a natural for a rock garden and is worth growing as an annual in cold-winter regions.

A low maintenance plant, White Star creeper grows best in sunny to partly shady locations with consistently moist, well-draining soil. But it tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay, sandy, and rocky soils, as well as full sun in cold climates, as long as it's well-watered. It does not require deadheading but may benefit from a good shearing to about 1-inch tall in late fall to keep it tidy through winter. To make new plantings, in early spring, break plants apart into small pieces.

Product Details

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Genus Isotoma
Species fluviatilis alba
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color White
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Early Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Flower
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Fall Color, Ground Cover
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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