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Mazus miquelii

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Mazus reptans
Description

A small herbaceous perennial grows well in wet sites or is at home in a rock garden or growing between stepping stones.  It tolerates foot traffic well and can be mowed so is a lawn alternative.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#sun#full sun#partial shade#rain garden#low growing#purple flowers#lawn alternative#low maintenance#wet sites#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#rock gardens#foot traffic#stone path#walkway planting#wet soils tolerant#groundcovers that can be mowed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#sun#full sun#partial shade#rain garden#low growing#purple flowers#lawn alternative#low maintenance#wet sites#disease resistant#insect pest tolerant#herbaceous perennial#groundcover#rock gardens#foot traffic#stone path#walkway planting#wet soils tolerant#groundcovers that can be mowed
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Mazus
    Species:
    miquelii
    Family:
    Mazaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Temperate East Asia and the Himalayas
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    wet soil, foot traffic, diseases, insect pests
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 2 in. - 0 ft. 3 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Horizontal
    Prostrate
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom in the late spring/ summer around June and July generally.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Small groups
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Foot Traffic
    Insect Pests
    Wet Soil