Mazus reptans

Mazus reptans

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,
Purple,
Red,
Yellow
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Waterside
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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