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PlantFiles: Mazus
Mazus reptans 'Alba'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mazus (MAZ-us) (Info)
Species: reptans (REP-tanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Alba

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral NCPopPop47 On Dec 16, 2013, NCPopPop47 from Huntersville, NC wrote:

I live in Charlotte NC area; I have over 50 Mazus Alba plants in my borders; Last year they stayed green all winter; this year, we have had several deep freezes already and the Mazus have turned dark brown. Is this the freeze damage or is there something else possibly wrong?

Positive angihansen On May 12, 2008, angihansen from Watkinsville, GA wrote:

Wow, filled in very quickly last year. I'll have to watch for invasiveness, but right now it's staying contained well, and hasn't fought off all the grass (I haven't yet put a border between this and grass, so the grass is making inroads and I'm not currently seeing the reverse). Very pretty. I used the "alba" version because it fits the color theme of my garden better, but when it's in full bloom (from early spring until late fall--it's great that way!) from far away it's hard to tell if I have flowers blooming or if someone spilled styrofoam peanuts next to my house, so I'm going to be mixing in some blue mazus, with the hope that this will make it obvious the white flowers are flowers rather than something else.

Negative Biker1 On Apr 10, 2008, Biker1 from McLean, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Mazus reptans is a very effective and sturdy groundcover with nice white flowers. However, it is extremely aggresive/invasive in McLean, VA. It is very hard to control and will spread to a lawn.


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

Decatur, Georgia
Winnetka, Illinois
Huntersville, North Carolina
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Leesburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Mc Lean, Virginia

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