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PlantFiles: White Star Creeper, Swamp Isotone
Pratia pedunculata 'White Stars'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pratia (PRAT-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: pedunculata (ped-un-kew-LAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: White Stars
Additional cultivar information: (aka Alba)

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive RosinaBloom On Oct 23, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

White Star Creeper is a small, hardy, low growing, vigorous carpet forming plant covered with starry white flowers. The low growing nature lends itself to border edges or large containers where it is allowed to creep. It should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts. Prefers partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.

Negative colingre On Nov 17, 2009, colingre from Sydney
Australia wrote:

This is a beautiful little plant for rockeries. However it develops brown patches that spread rapidly and the plant dies leaving only bare soil! On close investigation I find mycelia but spraying with funcide (Mancozeb) has not (to date) made too much difference. I fear that a year of careful tending is being lost in less than a month.

Any thoughts would be helpful.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garland, Texas

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