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Hedyotis michauxii

Creeping bluets

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPale blue centred white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Hedyotis michauxii (Creeping bluets). This is a mat-forming plant with dense branching stems that root into the soil, and tiny rounded leaves. The small almost stalkless flowers dot the mat of foliage profusely in late spring and early summer. The petals are sky-blue and will form a cross, with a creamy yellow centre.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Southern USA

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Mulch in Autumn and Spring.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails.

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