Mazus is an evergreen to semi-evergreen, low-growing plant that is native to the Himalayan region and parts of Australia. Mature height is usually from 1-1/2 inches to 2 inches. Lots of purplish-blue flowers appear in late spring to early summer. A white-flowered form is also available. Foliage is light-green and oval-shaped.
Mazus reptans is cold hardy in USDA climate zones 4 to 9, thriving in consistently moist soil in full sun to partial shade. Some protection from the sun is appreciated in very hot climates. Recommended soil pH is 6.1 to 8.5. Plants spread rapidly, rooting as they go.
Mazus (pronounced MAY-zus) comes from the Greek meaning "teat", referring to the shape of the flower part which surrounds the stamen and pistil. ...Wouldn't you like to follow plant explorers around to listen to their conversations?
To learn more, read our article Discover Mazus.