Showy, cup-shaped red-violet flowers bloom from June through frost. The trailing stems will hang over walls and make an excellent ground cover. This pretty ground cover is a host for common checkered skippers. Very drought tolerant and easy to grow in well-drained soil. Can cut back in late summer.
The trailing stems will hang over rocks or low walls and make an excellent ground cover.Native Environment: Glade
USDA Symbol: cain2
Height: 4 to 6 inches
Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Bloom Time: May to June
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry/Moist
Soil Description: Well-drained, rocky or sandy soils. Clay, Clay Loam, Medium Loam, Sandy Loam, Sandy, Gravelly, Calcareous, Acid-based.
Wildlife Benefit: Food for pollinators / Butterfly / Moth Host
Animal Resistance: Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attracting: Pollinators/Beneficial Insects
Special Usage: Ground Cover / Containers / Medicinal
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil
Use Medicinal: Burned, crushed dried roots inhaled for head colds. Aching limbs exposed to smoke to reduce pain. Roots boiled, then tea drunk for pains.
Host plant to: Gray Hairstreak