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Grace Ward Lithodora

Lithodora 'Grace Ward'

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Grace Ward Lithodora (Lithodora 'Grace Ward') at Tagawa Gardens

Grace Ward Lithodora in bloom

Grace Ward Lithodora in bloom

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Grace Ward Lithodora (Lithodora 'Grace Ward') at Tagawa Gardens

Grace Ward Lithodora flowers

Grace Ward Lithodora flowers

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Blue Lithospermum

Description:

Fetching blue star-shaped flowers cover this dense ground-hugging perennial; absolutely must have a well-drained, sandy soil to survive; makes an ideal rock or alpine garden addition

Ornamental Features

Grace Ward Lithodora is blanketed in stunning blue star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to late spring. Its small tomentose narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Grace Ward Lithodora is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Grace Ward Lithodora is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Grace Ward Lithodora will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for sandy, acidic soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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