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Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Boraginaceae (The Borage Family)
Geographic Origin:
Mediterranean Region
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-12 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to occasional watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Well suited for California climates, this evergreen perennial forms a dense mat with fuzzy, dark leaves suggestive of rosemary. For several weeks in spring, and sometimes again in fall, it stages a dazzling display of half inch electric blue blossoms. Lithodora is a fine plant for rock gardens and bank plantings. Sun, well drained (preferably sandy) soil, occasional watering when established. Hardy to about 0 degrees F.