22 April 2012

Creeping Mazus

Mazus reptans
MAY-zus REP-tanz

Creeping Leopard's Tongue
lavender-blue flowers with
yellow and white centers

  • Cupflower 
  • Himalaya-Löwenmaul 
  • Lippenmäulchen 
  • Himalayan Snapdragon
  • Creeping Mazus
  • Creeping Leopard's Tongue

USDA Zones 3 - 9
Mature height is 2"

Semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial

Himalayan Snapdragon

In late spring Creeping Mazus is covered in lavender-blue flowers with yellow and white centers.

Creeping Mazus prefers moist soil, so provide regular moisture with good drainage. Creeping Mazus will tolerate excess wetness better than dryness. It grows quite flat, sending out runners that root and it can quickly form a ground-hugging carpet of bright green foliage.
Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

Mazus reptans can be grown in container. In warmer climates, the herbaceous perennial will stay green year-round. If kept in a container, the plant should be protected from extremes of temperature. The plant will tolerate hot, humid summers if the soil is kept moist.

  • Pygmy bamboo (Pleioblastus pygmaeus)
  • Creeping Mazus (Mazus reptans)
  • Chocolate Chip Ajuga (Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda')

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