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Lithodora: Evergreen and Electric Blue Radiance

So many of you enjoyed my post about Candytuft, that I'm sharing another plant recommendation for your gardens: Lithodora. I had never heard of Lithodora before we moved here to our furrever home, and in fact when I first saw it at a garden nursery assumed it was the annual flower Lobelia. I was told by the nursery that Lithodora can handle our hot and humid southern New Jersey Shore Summers, that it will bloom profusely all Summer long, and that it was an evergreen perennial. That was in 2008. Now that I have the hindsight of the past several years, I can share with you the realities of what this plant does and doesn't do. Some of my observations differ from the experts, or at least the experts that told me about this plant! (There's more pictures and details in the blog post, just click the link below.)
Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://petscribbles.blogspot.com/2012/04/lithodora-evergreen-and-electric-blue.html

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  • Gabriel D
    Gabriel D Houston, TX

    Such a rich, vibrant plant.

  • Beth M
    Beth M Plymouth, IN

    I know this post is a year old, but I just planted some of this last year in zone 5. Luckily, last year was a rainy summer, that I didn't have to babysit my new plantings too much in our sandy soil. One did much better than the other, even though

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ

      @Beth M I'm curious how ours has done too, because we had many days of freezing cold, and it looks like some of the plants are no longer green. But I saw a few green parts poking through, so keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Divantrigt

    I have this plant,in full sun,last winter we had temps of -25 to -30 Celsius (5 to 10 below 0 F) wasn't expecting this plant to survive.when the snow melted the poor plant looked like it was dead,all black and dried up looking.a few weeks later it

    • Laura, Pet Scribbles
      Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ

      @Divantrigt That's great to hear! And that's exactly what happened to us our first Spring too. That's when I became such a huge fan!

  • Grandmasue10

    This is what gardeners love. There are little miracles going on. Good for you and good for that plant!

  • Lisa House
    Lisa House Vickery, OH

    Going to ask my nursery to get this for me.

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