Pratia pedunculata /Blue Star Creeper

Pratia pedunculata   / Pratia pedunculata
Fine-textured foliage covering the ground like a fine carpet
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Fine-textured foliage covering the ground like a fine carpet

Close-up image of the foliage and a few exposed stems

Covering is tight and follows closely the topography of the terrain

Freshly planted showing the creeping habit

A ground cover planting in a woodland setting at the Birmingham Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Pratia pedunculata
Common Name: Blue Star Creeper
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Can grow in full sun to part shade. Shade is needed in the hot, sunny South. Used as a vigorous spreading ground cover it is successful in difficult, shady sites, even dry ones. Semi-evergreen, it forms a thick matt covered with light blue flowers from spring into fall.