Genus: Mazus


Jennifer Benner
This genus of annuals and creeping perennials is grown for its groundcovering form and its pretty, snapdragon-like flowers. The 30 or so species hail from wet habitats in the Himalayas, India, Pakistan, and Asia. Mazus is a fast grower but it is well-behaved, making it useful in a rock garden, at waterside, or between paving stones. It creeps along and puts out roots along the stems, forming an attractive mat of foliage and flowers.
Noteworthy characteristics:  Fast grower. Good groundcover.
Care:  Provide a sheltered site in full sun and moist but well-drained soil of moderate fertility. Some species can be grown in an alpine house.

Propagate by division in spring, or sow seed in a cold frame in spring or fall.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Mazus

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Mazus reptans

Slugs and snails may eat foliage.