Isotoma fluviatillis Blue Star Creeper The #1 selling STEPABLE® plant!!
Blue Star Creeper is perfect as a lawn substitute, excellent between stepping stones, under roses, around ponds, patios and decks. Isotoma fluviatilis is a show stopper in a fairy garden container or planted in a topiary and is amazing over flower bulbs. Super easy to grow and can bloom spring through summer if conditions are right. Can survive up to -20 with snow cover.
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Spring Summer ,Summer
Fast 12" Plus a year
1" - 2" (Low Grower with small flower)
Planting Area Environment
Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure
Part Shade , Part Sun,Sun
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Peaty ,Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
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Gardening Tips from Fran
Blue Star Creeper is one of those plants you cannot write enough great things about. I think it hits every criteria we have except drought tolerent. Even that I am rethinking after watching it make it through an incrediblly tough drought year in Oregon. It grows on top of the ground and underneath as well, sending out runners and creeping through just about any scenario you give it! Blue Star Creepeer loves dog foot traffic, car traffic (with a gravel base) and of course human foot traffic as well! It is an exceptional lawn substitute, pathway plant and the most sensational bark/mulch replacement plant. Put it in a pot, drape it over a wall or stuff it into a wire basket for a unique planter! Isotoma fluviatilis is great in Full Sun to Part Shade Northern US states, Part Sun to Shade in Southern half of US. If you have extreme cold, it may not be the best for you with the given climate Mother Nature is handing us these days. However, saying that, in a more protected micro-climate in a yard, I suspect it will do fine.
-Fran White, aka 'The STEPABLES Lady'
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