Crucianella Stylosa Crossworts Ground Cover Seeds

Crucianella Seeds

Groundcover Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 5 - 9

Height: 8 inches

Width: 16 inches

Bloom Season: Mid summer to early fall

Bloom Color: Pink

Growth Rate: Fast

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Crucianella Stylosa

Planting Directions

Temperature: 68F

Average Germ Time: 21 - 45 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Surface sow seed and barely cover

Soil Type: Chalky, loamy, sandy, well-drained

Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

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Crossworts (Crucianella (Phuopsis) Stylosa Pretty Pink) - This is a very fast growing ground cover plant from Crucianella seeds. Crossworts gets masses of delicate pink flowers on it and only grows 8 inches tall. The foliage is evergreen so it stays green all season and it has a nice fragrance to it. This is a mat forming, laterally spreading perennial use a a ground cover for mass plantings or even in container gardening. Crossworts is one of the few pink flowering ground covers available in seed. Many gardeners will grow this just for its unique foliage and the beautiful blooms and just a bonus! Cut back or mow high after flowering to keep crossworts neat and tidy.

Lovely Ground Cover

Crosswort is a popular choice for a ground cover, offering a unique pink splash of color!

Lovely Ground Cover

Hardy Perennial

How to Grow

To get a jump on the growing season, crosswort seeds are best sown indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Sow into small pots or packs using a standard starter mix. Surface sow the seeds and then barely cover with a thin layer of soil. Keep the seeds moist until germination, which will occur in 3-6 weeks under proper conditions. Once seedlings are established and all danger of frost has passed, they can be transplanted directly outdoors. Plant in an area of full sun or partial shade.

  • Environment: full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: chalky/loamy & well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 1000 seeds to 20 sq. ft.
Hardy Perennial

Plant Specifications

Crossworts is a perennial flowering plant that grows in USDA zones 5 through 9. It is a lower-grower that is useful as a ground cover, and is one of the few ground covers on the market that features pink flowers.

  • Bloom color: pink
  • Bloom season: mid summer to early fall
  • Plant height: 8 inches