The blue puffball, also Isotoma fluviatilis, is popularly planted as a ground cover. It
is an evergreen, carpet-forming plant that covers open spaces with lush, green
lush, green foliage. The delicate blue flowers are wonderful in rock gardens and alpine
and alpine gardens.
Isotoma fluviatilis is actually always in flower
You can enjoy the small, light blue flowers of this charming ground cover all summer long.
will give you pleasure throughout the summer. In spring it forms a large
carpet of round, green leaves. The blue puffball is a real perennial.
a true perennial that is an enrichment for any garden landscape.
One plant, many names
The blue knapweed belongs to the bellflower family.
bellflower family. In addition to the colloquial name, there are many other botanical
many other plant names are known in botany. This ground cover can also be found
ground cover also under the name carpet or false lobelia or also Pratia pedunculata or Laurentia fluviatilis It originates
from the south-east coast of Australia, where it grows mainly in moist and acidic
How to make the blue puffball feel at home in your garden
Blue bonnet does not make any special demands on soil or location.
location. Plant it either in full sun or partial shade, preferably in a slightly moist environment.
preferably in a slightly moist environment. It will reward you in these locations
with best growth and full flowering. It has reached its maximum height of growth at about
Winter hardy even in high sub-zero temperatures
Cold and frost cannot harm the Isotoma
this hardy perennial ground cover is winter-hardy.
hardy. The evergreen will only remain up to temperatures of -20°C.
This ground cover is pot grown and can be planted all year round.
planted all year round.