Mazus reptans, or mazus is a low-growing ground cover typically reaching a height of 2 inches. It spreads by creeping stems which root at the nodes as they go. This plant features narrow, bright green leaves (about 1 inch in length) that form a dense, attractive carpet of foliage lasting throughout the growing season and well into the fall. As a bonus the foliage is evergreen in warm winter climates.
Tiny, purplish-blue, tubular, 2-lipped flowers with yellow and white markings appear in small clusters in late spring to early summer.
How to Make Mazus Reptans Thrive
Mazus is easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. The preference is moist, rich soils. It tolerates foot traffic and an infrequent mowing.
General Mazus Reptans Information
Pests and Diseases
This is a very robust plant; there are no serious insect or disease problems.
This is an excellent ground cover for small areas, it is also an effectively grown between stepping stones or in rock gardens.
- Family: Mazaceae
- Common Name: Mazus
- Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
- Hardiness Zone: Zones 5 to 8
- Height: 3 inches
- Spread: 6 to 12 inches
- Bloom Time: June to July
- Bloom Colors: Lavender, purplish-blue flowers with yellow markings
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Water: Medium to wet
- Maintenance: Low
- Tolerates: Wet soil
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