Mazus reptans (Chinese marshflower)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained
Soil Type:
Wet / Boggy
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Plant Overview

A wonderful, although rarely seen, very low growing creeping perennial. Happy in very wet soil and average soil. Beautiful flowers from late spring right through summer and forms a dense matt of bright green tough foliage. Is beginning to be used as a lawn substitute in some areas because it can tolerate being walked on.

Native of the Himalayas.

Height: 5cm

Common name(s): Chinese marshflower, Creeping Mazus

Supplied in a 7cm or 9cm pot, depending on the time of year.





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All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.