• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pratia pedunculata

blue star creeper

blue star creeper

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  • Other common names blue star creeper

  • Family Campanulaceae

  • Genus Pratia are prostrate evergreen perennials with rooting stems, forming mats of tiny rounded leaves, with small, star-shaped or 2-lipped flowers followed by small fleshy fruits

  • Details P. pedunculata is a vigorous evergreen perennial to 2cm tall, quickly forming a wide mat of tiny rounded leaves, with short-stalked star-shaped pale blue flowers in summer; male and female flowers are on separate plants, so it is unlikely to fruit

  • Plant range Australia

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H4

Colour

Sunlight

  • Partial Shade

  • Full Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in fertile, loamy, moist to well-drained soil in partial or deep shade

Propagation Propagate by division at any time of year, keeping the divisions well watered until they are established

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning None required

Pests Prone to damage by slugs and snails

Diseases Usually trouble free

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