Dwarf Carpet of Stars

Dwarf Carpet of Stars

Dwarf Carpet of Stars Ruschia lineolata 'Nana'


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  • Foliage - Evergreen
  • Sun Exposure - Full Sun/Lite Shade
  • Water Needs - Low/Moderate
  • Bloom Season - Spring
  • Mature Height - 2-3"
  • Mature Width - 6-12"
  • Form - Prostrate

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An incredible alternative to the traditional lawn!  Dwarf Carpet of Stars is amazingly hardy and can take a fair foot traffic.  Once established it's very drought tolerant.  The wonderful little ground cover only gets about 2 to 3 inches tall and spreads tightly on the ground by runners.  Plant Ruschia in full sun for best results, but it will also take part shade.  Ruschia has a main flowering season in Spring/Summer, then has a secondary season in the Fall with typically fewer flowers.  Note that in shaded areas, flowering will be significantly less than full sun areas.

Plant Ruschia lineolata Nana from flats, spacing the individual plants every 6 inches apart.  After about 4 to 6 months (depending on what season you are planting in) Ruschia will be fully grown together.  Each flat covers approximately 12-15 square feet.  Prepare the area well, making sure to remove all the weeds.  It's most often necewssary to till the soil and add amendment for good drainage.  

Immediately after planting, keep the Ruschia plugs from drying out for the first few weeks.  After plants begin to establish, taper back on watering to once every few days.  After Ruschia is established, cut back watering to only about every 7-10 days in the warmer months.  This will vary by micro-climate, soil type, and individual site conditions. 

Ruschia is also great for erosion and weed control.  It is also fire-resistant as well.  For best vibrancy in foliage, give Dwarf Carpet of Stars a balanced fertilizer, such as a 15-15-15 ratio.  For patent info, please contact DLT Growers in Ontario, CA.

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