Mazus reptans

Mazus reptans

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Mazus reptans)
MAY-zus REP-tanz
Genus:  Mazus
Mazus reptans is a mat-forming perennial with rosettes of lance-shaped toothed leaves. It spreads quickly through rooting stems. From late spring to mid-summer, it bears 2- to 5-flowered racemes of snapdragon-like purple-blue flowers with lower lips spotted with yellow and red.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Fills in quickly without being aggressive. Use between stepping stones or to cover large patches of soil.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Plant in a sheltered location.
Propagation:  From seed in spring or autumn. By division and root cuttings in spring.
Problems:  Slugs and snails.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Waterside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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