Lithodora

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Vivid flowers complement silvery foliage. Low-growing habit ideal at garden's edge, as a ground cover, in rock gardens and cascading over stone walls. Needs acid soil for optimum growth. Shear after flowering for best appearance.

Companion Plants

Dianthus

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Dianthus

These low-growing, dwarf plants make a splash in the landscape, with abundant flowers in a wide range of colors. Very effective when planted in large groupings, or used as accent in containers or window boxes. Prefers average to alkaline (sweet), well-drained soil.

Blanket Flower

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Blanket Flower

Add dazzling color to perennial or butterfly gardens with these vibrant flowers. Ideal at garden's edge and beautiful planted with coreopsis, yarrow or perennial salvia. Trim attractive seed heads periodically to make room for new flowers. Prefers a sunny location with rich, well-drained soil.

Candytuft

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Candytuft

Profuse flowers on evergreen foliage are lovely cascading over stones, planted at garden's edge, or along walkways. Blooms attract butterflies. Makes a striking companion to spring-blooming perennials and bulbs. Shear after blooming for best appearance.

Details

Common name

Lithodora

Botanical name

Lithodora diffusa

Variety

Blue Star

Zone

USDA 8 - 11

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Bloom color

Blue

Bloom time

spring-summer

Light

sun

Height

4-6" (10-15 cm)

Habit

low-growing

Water

weekly during dry spells

Feed

use acidic

Maintenance

prune after bloom