Featuring a trailing mass of fine green foliage, 'Blue Moon' covers itself with bloom by late April. Profuse, deep violet-blue flowers conceal the foliage and create a cloud of color well into May. Perfect for semi-shaded and shaded areas and a must for attracting native insects and butterflies.
Excellent source of early nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds
Tiger swallowtail butterflies find the flowers especially attractive
Fragrant, showy spring flowers
Foliage is burgundy in winter
Great ground cover in shade gardens and woodlands
Low maintenance and easy to grow
Moist, rich, deciduous woods and bluffs in shade or part shade.
Flowers attract butterflies, including swallowtails, gray hairstreaks, and western pygmy blues. Plant in groups so it will be easier for butterflies and hummingbirds to find.
Prefers humus-rich, moisture yet well-drained soil in part shade to full shade. Appreciates a light summer mulch which helps retain moisture and keep roots cool.