Laurentia axillaris ‘Pink Star’ – Pink Star Creeper

Laurentia axillaris ‘Pink Star’ (also known as Isotoma axillaris) is a profusely flowering herbaceous perennial plant with pink starry flowers from spring to autumn. It prefers damp well drained soils, full sun to part shade, and needs protection from frosts. It is a hardy and trouble free plant for long lasting floral displays, and has an attractive mounding habit. It is good for borders, rockeries, mass planting and for container growing. The spent flowers shed naturally, a great low maintenance feature of this pretty plant. Water regularly in warm weather, and feed with a native fertiliser in spring. The sap can cause skin irritation, and should also be kept away from the eyes as it can cause temporary blindness. Also toxic to stock.


Family : Lobeliaceae
Cultivar Name: Pink Star
Plant Type : Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Width : 0.3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Autumn
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Fast growing
Scientific Name: Laurentia axillaris
Common Name : Pink Star Creeper
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects