- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
- Part shade to full shade
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers evenly moist, acidic loams with good drainage. Dislikes wet soils, particularly in winter. Dislikes high heat and humidity and seems to do best when soils are cool. Unsightly bare patches (often called melting out) may appear in the heat of the summer in hot and humid climates. If mid-summer foliage decline occurs, plants may be cut back or sheared to stimulate new foliage growth. Leaf scorch may also occur, particularly if soils are allowed to dry out or if plants are grown in too much sun. When grown as a ground cover, starter plants may be spaced 6-10î apart for coverage. Evergreen in mild winter climates, but not in the St. Louis area.
Size and growth:
- 0.25 to 0.75 feet
- 0.5 to 1.5 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - July
Lavender, Natural, Colored leaves, Showy flowers, and Ground cover
Small scale ground cover for shady areas. Intolerant of foot traffic, however. Also effective as an edger, but spread must be controlled. Hanging baskets or containers.
No serious insect or disease problems. Aphids and slugs are occasional visitors. Crown rot may occur in poorly-drained soils. Foliage may decline in hot and humid summer conditions. This cultivar is reportedly resistant to scorch.