Mazus are low growing woodland perennials that reach a height of between 5 and 10 cm (2 to 4 inches).
This makes them ideal for use in rock gardens, or for using as ground cover.
They flower in spring or summer depending upon the Mazus plant variety.
When in bloom, they carry tubular flowers of white or blue.
Miquel's Mazus (Mazus miquelii) photograph by Tanaka Juuyoh.
Common Names: Mazus, Creeping Mazus, Cupflower.
Life Cycle: Hardy perennial
Height: 1 to 5 inches (2. 5 to 12 cm).
Native: East Asia. Australasia.
Growing Region: Zones 5 to 9.
It is best to grow Mazus from divided Mazus plants in the spring or from plants bought from a garden center. Purchased Mazus plants can be put out in the spring or autumn at about 25 cm (10 inches) apart.
Mazus should be grown in a shady or partially shaded part of the garden, that has a cool, and moist peaty soil.
Once established, it is important to keep the soil that Mazus is growing in moist.
It is best to supply mulch in the spring and winter. If you require more plants it is best to propagate by division in the springtime.