Grace Ward Lithodora

Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Item 5894


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Beautiful deep blue flowers cover this wonderful sprawling groundcover. The slightly mounded form adds softness and color to the top of retaining walls. Works well as a rock garden accent, softly flowing between boulders. Performs best with some shade in extremely hot areas. Evergreen.

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Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 1/2 to 1 ft. tall, slowly spreading 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Blue
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This blue mat-like perennial looks gorgeous around rocks and landscape boulders. Use at the top of retaining walls or to soften unsightly curbs. Like a groundcover, it spreads over a very large area. Great on slopes, berms and banks to offer both color and erosion control. Though it's ideal for the traditional rock garden, it's also a natural in the Mediterranean landscape.

Thrives in well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Space 2 to 3 ft. apart as groundcover; closer for faster coverage. Control weeds with mulch until plants fill in.

Customer Reviews

Rock Garden Perfection!
by Donna, May 11, 2017

I have a dry riverbed and this plant was bought x3. Love this with another blue ground cover plant that escapes me by name. I had that one two seasons already and it is slow too but starting to really flow. These three beauties came very healthy and look fantastic in my front yard dry riverbed!

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