Plants

Ground ivy

Glechoma hederacea

Vigorous growing, native forest shrub with pretty violet flowers. It’s easy-care properties make it great even for gardening novices.

Growth type
  • Perennial plant
Growth height (from)
from 10 cm to 15 cm
Growth characteristics
  • flat growing
Flower color
  • purple
Flowering time (month)
  • March to April
Flower shape
  • lip-shaped
Leaf color
  • green
page format
  • kidney-shaped
  • round
Sheet properties
  • wintergreen
Light
  • sunny to semi-shade
Soil type
  • sandy to loamy
Soil Moisture
  • moderately humid to humid
ph value
  • weakly acidic to acidic
Lime compatibility
  • lime-tolerant to sensitive to lime
Nutrient requirements
  • nutrient-rich
Humus
  • rich in humus
Decorative or utility value
  • Leaf ornaments
  • medicinal plant
  • Nectar or pollen plant
Toxicity
  • weakly poisonous
Winter Hardness
  • hardy
Use
  • Floor mounting
  • ground cover
  • Embankments
  • Grave planting
  • Group planting
  • Underplanting
Garden style
  • natural garden
  • Forest Garden

Introduction

Vigorous growing, native forest shrub with pretty violet flowers. It’s easy-care properties make it great even for gardening novices.

Location

The location can be sunny to semi-shady. An acidic to slightly acidic, humus-rich, evenly damp to damp sandy-loamy soil is preferable.

Growth

This creeper grows 3.94 to 5.91 inches tall and is flat spreading.

Leaf

The leaves are orbiculate-reniform and have an aromatic fragrance.

Where to plant

Can become prolific.

Flowers

The violet flowers appear from March to April.

Origin

Europe.

Propagation

Dividing, sowing.

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