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Lithodora diffusa ‘Heavenly Blue’


Blue Lithospermum

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.325.100


Lithospermum is a choice groundcover or rock garden plant, making an unforgettable display when grown well. This selection forms a low, creeping mat of hairy grey-green leaves, studded with royal-blue star flowers from late spring through summer. Plants MUST have a well-drained, acidic soil in order to thrive. Heavy clay soils are sure death. In colder regions this will benefit from a light covering of evergreen boughs as soon as the soil is frozen in late fall. Combines well with Heaths and Heathers, since plants have similar requirements. Evergreen where hardy. Prune lightly in late summer by trimming the new tip shoots back by about half, to encourage a dense habit. Plants are shrubby, so hard pruning is not recommended.

Further details for
Lithodora diffusa ‘Heavenly Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.













Lithodora diffusa ‘Heavenly Blue’


Blue Lithospermum

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.325.100


Lithospermum is a choice groundcover or rock garden plant, making an unforgettable display when grown well. This selection forms a low, creeping mat of hairy grey-green leaves, studded with royal-blue star flowers from late spring through summer. Plants MUST have a well-drained, acidic soil in order to thrive. Heavy clay soils are sure death. In colder regions this will benefit from a light covering of evergreen boughs as soon as the soil is frozen in late fall. Combines well with Heaths and Heathers, since plants have similar requirements. Evergreen where hardy. Prune lightly in late summer by trimming the new tip shoots back by about half, to encourage a dense habit. Plants are shrubby, so hard pruning is not recommended.

Further details for
Lithodora diffusa ‘Heavenly Blue’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Moderate
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
Flower Head Size
  Very Small
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.