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Pratia pedunculata
Pratia pedunculata

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Pratia pedunculata

Blue Star Creeper
Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae)
Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials

PRATIA

Small, ground-hugging plants that reach just 2–3 in. high in bloom, with creeping, branching stems that root at the joints. All are useful low groundcovers where the soil is reasonably rich and well drained.

Set plants 8–12 in. apart; fertilize periodically. Small, closely set leaves and a tolerance for an occasional footstep make them choice selections for use between steppingstones. They resemble baby’s tears (Soleirolia) but offer appealing flowers as well as attractive foliage. Can be invasive where well adapted.

Pratia pedunculata

Native to Australia. Grows to 2–3 in. high and up to 12 in. wide. Bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4-in. leaves; in late spring and summer, these form a backdrop for equally tiny, star-shaped pale blue flowers. ‘Alba’ has white blooms. ‘County Park’ has deep blue flowers.

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