Lithodora (Lithodora spp.)

Lithodora Plant Features

Perfect for rock gardens or small slopes, lithodora grows only 6 to 8 inches tall and develops dainty, deep green leaves covered in starry blue flowers from late spring to summer. This charming evergreen groundcover forms a low, spreading mound that can stretch 3 feet wide. It's a fantastic plant to grow along pathways or patios where you can enjoy the rich, true-blue color. Or, make maintenance easy around your mailbox by planting a bed of lithodora around it. Lithodora is also deer resistant and evergreen in the warmer parts of its range. Zones 6-9

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Lithodora Growing Instructions

Plant lithodora in a sunny or partially sunny location with well-drained soil. The plant doesn't like to sit in wet soil, but it also likes a regular drink of water when the weather gets hot so water whenever the soil feels dry to the touch. In warmer regions of the country, plant lithodora in partial sun to protect it from afternoon heat.

Lithodora is not recommended for human or animal consumption.
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Sun

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant


Complement your Lithodora

Blue Star Creeper
Create a carpet of blue with Blue Star Creeper and Lithodora in the same bed.

Phlox, Creeping
Creeping Phlox has a similar habit to Lithodora but blooms a bit earlier so pair them for a constant supply of color.

With similar cultural needs, Armeria makes a good companion for Lithodora.

Our favorite varieties

Grace Ward

Grace Ward

Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Grace Ward lithodora shows off some of the bluest flowers you'll find on any garden plant. It blooms in spring, practically covering its evergreen foliage with electric-blue flowers. This variety grows 6 inches tall and 36 inches wide. Zones 6-9

White Star

White Star

Lithodora diffusa 'White Star'

White Star lithodora differs from other varieties because of its showy bicolor flowers. Each soft blue bloom has an eye-catching white star in it! This selection grows 6 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Zones 6-9