Bella Blue prunella is an outstanding 6 to 8 in. tall, showy, tough, low-growing perennial ground cover, and also makes a fine border or container plant. Forms dense mats of lacy leaves, topped by masses of showy violet-blue flowers from June to September. In hot climates plants flower in spring, rest in summer, bloom again in fall. Flowers attract countless butterflies. Started early, Bella Blue prunella is a first year flowering perennial. Winter hardy to zone 4.
Growing Bella Blue Prunella Seeds
Plant Prunella Seeds: Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 55-65°F., germination is in 21-60 days. Can direct sow in groups of 3-4 seeds spaced 12-18 in. apart. Thin to the strongest plant. See Starting Seeds for information about growing seedlings under lights.
Grow Prunella: Full or part sun. Almost any soil, as long as drainage is good. Prunella plants are tough, deep-rooted, and spread quickly. They will tolerate some drought once established, better appearance with average water. Use as a small-scale ground cover (accepts light ft. traffic) for slopes, under shrubs, in mixed borders with other robust plants. Tolerates seaside conditions. Long blooming, flowers attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Low maintenance, shear off old flower spikes for neat appearance, to promote further bloom. Prunella plants are rabbit and deer resistant perennials.
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