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Glechoma hederacea
Glechoma hederacea

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Zones A2, A3, 1-10, 14-24, 31-45
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Glechoma hederacea

Ground Ivy, Creeping Charlie
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Ground covers, Perennials

Native to Europe, naturalized in North America. To 3 in. high, with stems trailing to 1 1/2 ft., rooting at joints. This is a trailing plant with neat pairs of round, scallop-edged bright green or white-bordered leaves to 1 1/2 in. across, spaced along stems. ‘Variegata’ leaves are splashed irreg­u­larly with creamy yellow. Small, trumpet-shaped blue flowers in spring and summer are not especially showy. Good subject for ground cover or used in hanging baskets. Can become a pest in lawns.

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