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Mazus reptans

Mazus reptans Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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