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Mazus (MAY-zuss)

Common Name:  Creeping mazus

Light:  - Part sun to moderate shade

Soil:  Average to rich, moist but well-drained

Moisture:  Average to slightly moist

Blooms:  Spring

Zones:  3 - 9

Mazus reptans

Mazus Description and Cultural Information

Mazus reptans, creeping mazus. 2". This is a very low growing, spreading groundcover that forms a thick mat of tiny leaves with tiny tubular, purplish-blue flowers spotted with yellow and white in the spring into summer. Naturally occurring white flowers will often appear in large colonies, they are Mazus reptans 'Alba'.

How to Grow:  Mazus grows best in average to rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. It will also grow well in the open shade of tall deciduous trees. Plants may falter if allowed to dry out too much, especially in winter.

Landscape uses:   Mazus is very pretty when planted along walkways, as edging plants, or in rock gardens, forming a dense, weed smothering ground cover. Plants will tolerate light foot traffic so could be planted in between stepping stones in partially shaded pathways.

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