Zone Map 4-8

Growth Cycle

Growth Cycle - Cool Growth Cycle - Cool Cool
Bloom: Bloom Season Scale
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Late Spring


  • Drought Tolerant
  • Shade Tolerant


  • Growth rate: slow to establish; once established, medium growth rate
  • Grow in 1 or 2 gallon
  • Grow in well-drained soil
  • Water needs: dry-moist
  • Fertilizing: use a slow-release, low-medium rate fertilizer
  • Possible pests: Bactra venosana caterpillars, aphids, leaf spot
  • Overwintering: may perform better in cold frame with clear poly; do not overwater in winter

*Note: please adapt these suggestions as needed to accommodate your local conditions.


  • Excellent ground cover; semi-evergreen in warm zones
  • Use in borders
  • Good for controlling soil erosion
  • Drought tolerant
  • Beautiful blue foliage
  • Can survive in regular garden soil, alkaline soil and slightly brackish soil
  • Provides fine texture in mixed plantings

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