Low Growing Mazus Ground Cover Plants
Mazus ground cover plants are very tiny perennial planst, growing only two inches tall. It forms a dense mat of foliage that stays green throughout spring and summer, and well into fall. Mazus plants grows well in USDA zones three through nine in areas receiving full sun to partial shade, making it a popular plant for use in a variety of locations. Although it grows only around 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) high, Mazus ground cover plants will grow quickly, forming a dense mat of foliage. It is not invasive and is not deer resistant. In most areas, numerous tiny lavender blooms will appear in late spring or early summer, although some varieties produce reddish or white flowers. The plant is considered low-maintenance. For a neater appearance, old foliage should be removed in the fall or spring before new foliage appears, and spent blooms should be removed to encourage new blooms. In warmer climates, the plant will stay green year-round. In cooler climates, the plant should be mulched in the winter to protect it from extremes of temperature. The plant will tolerate hot, humid summers if the soil is kept moist.
Although somewhat drought-tolerant, Mazus ground cover plants does best when watered frequently after planting to establish a strong, deep root system. It should be watered whenever rain is in short supply thereafter, as dry conditions will hinder its growth and appearance.