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Isotoma fluviatilis

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Laurentia fluviatilis
  • Lobelia fluviatilis
  • Rapuntium fluviatilis
Phonetic Spelling
eye-so-TOM-ah flew-vee-ah-TEE-liss
Description

An evergreen, spreading groundcover with small, light blue flowers in spring.  

Partial shade; prefers moist soil; tolerates foot traffic; good for growing under taller plants; spreads by runners, but can be contained with deep landscaping edging material.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#container plant#fine texture#blue flowers#moist soil#spreading#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#partial shade#container plant#fine texture#blue flowers#moist soil#spreading#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Isotoma
    Species:
    fluviatilis
    Family:
    Campanulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    E. & SE. Australia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 3 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 2 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Light blue 1/4" flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Tiny green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Foot Traffic