Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Gromwell

Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Gromwell
Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Gromwell

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A perfect fit for butterfly gardens, rock gardens, and landscapes
SKU 29663
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Item Form
1-Quart
Key Characteristics
Zone

6 - 8

Mature Height

12 IN

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Gromwell

Lithodora 'Grace Ward' Gromwell, an evergreen perennial shrub, is a sought-after cultivar renowned as a mat-forming ground cover. The trailing stems are adorned with small, hairy lance-shaped dark green leaves and boast terminal clusters of small, starry true deep blue flowers that bloom from late spring through summer. These nectar and pollen-rich flowers support all pollinators but are especially alluring to butterflies.

As a Lithodora diffusa, commonly known as lithodora or gromwell, 'Grace Ward' exhibits a prostrate habit and gradually spreads, creating an expansive ground cover. While it stands out as a great specimen or accent, its true beauty is unveiled when clustered or massed in beds and borders. Resilient enough to combat erosion on slopes and banks, it also adds an elegant touch to containers and rock retaining walls, gracefully cascading over the edges. Lithodora is a natural fit for butterfly gardens, rock gardens, woodland margins, and various landscapes.

This low-maintenance plant thrives in Mediterranean-type climates, favoring sunny to partly sunny locations with humusy, moist, fertile, well-draining soils featuring an acidic pH. It can endure full sun in cooler summer climates and tolerate more shade in extremely hot areas, although it may face challenges in the hot, humid climates of the deep South. 'Grace Ward' is virtually impervious to diseases and pests, including deer, ensuring a resilient and vibrant addition to your garden.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Lithodora
Species diffusa
Variety 'Grace Ward'
Product Classification Shrubs
Habit Prostrate
USDA Zone Low 6
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Early Spring
Bloom Season End Early Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Evergreen, Fall Color, Flower, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Beds, Border, Fall Color, Ground Cover, Specimen
Zone 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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