Wildlife value of Mazus reptans

Asked April 17, 2019, 6:52 PM EDT

I try to plant mostly plants that are good pollinators, or otherwise have good wildlife value. In addition to moss phlox, Green and Gold,and Sweet Woodruff, I have had success using Mazus as a ground cover. It looks really pretty blooming next to the moss phlox. While Mazus doesn't seem to be invasive, does it have any wildlife value? It has proven to be hardier than some other ground covers that I have tried, eg. wild ginger.

Baltimore Maryland groundcovers plant selection beneficial insects and pollinators

1 Response

Mazus reptans is actually native to Asia, not the United States, and we do not have information on its wildlife value.

Since you are interested in plants that support pollinators and other wildlife in Maryland, I recommend the following resources:

Christa