A very popular ground cover, because Lithodora ‘Star’ has small, gentian-blue flowers with brilliant white edges.The total effect looks like stars – and these stars shoot back every year! It forms an evergreen mat of forest green leaves that spread slowly, making it good ground cover in a rock garden. It also looks lovely on banks, walls or in containers. It displays well with heathers, as these plants have similar growing requirements.
Colour: blue with white edges
Blooming Season: April, May, June
Mature Height: H 20 cm x W 30 cm
Care: Thrives in a well-drained acid soil in sun or partial shade. Plants do not do well in heavy clay; best in normal to sandy soil. Average moisture is needed. In colder regions it will benefit from a light covering of evergreen boughs as soon as the soil is freezes. Prune lightly in late summer by trimming the new tip shoots back by about half to encourage a dense habit. Hard pruning is not recommended.
Inventor : Elizabeth Strangeman and Graham Gough, Hardy Plants, Essex, England
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