White Flowered Mazus

Biological Name:

Mazus pumilus (White-Flowered-Mazus)

Natural Habitat:

White-flowered mazus is a type of flowering plant that is native to Asia. It is typically found in moist, shaded areas, such as woods, thickets, and along streambanks.


White-Flowered-Mazus is a perennial herb that is native to Asia. It has small white flowers and opposite oval-shaped leaves. It is often found in moist shaded areas and is used in traditional medicine.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is creeping Mazus invasive?
A: Mazus (Mazus reptans) spreads quickly by means of creeping stems that take root where they touch the ground. Even though the plants spread aggressively to fill in bare spots, they aren’t considered invasive because they don’t become a problem in wild areas.

Q: What is the best non invasive ground cover?
A: Allegheny Spurge. Bottlebrush spikes of white flowers appear just before new spring leaves unfurl. ( … Fetterbush. … Canby’s Mountain Lover. … Creeping Phlox. … Moss Phlox. … Other Native Evergreen Groundcovers.

Q: What is the best climbing plant for privacy?
A: Clematis.Ivy.Morning Glory.Trumpet Vine.Wisteria.Climbing Roses.Jasmine.Honeysuckle.

Q: What is the prettiest ground cover?
A: Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)Canadian anemone (Anemone canadensis)Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox)Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana)Horned Violet (Viola cornuta)

Q: What is the cons of creeping thyme?
A: It requires full sun. Even in partial shade, it won’t be as dense nor as resistant to weed infestations.It needs perfect drainage. … It’s more complicated to install than a turf lawn. … It costs more to install than a turf lawn. … It will take time (often 2-3 years) before a thyme lawn completely fills in.

Q: Is Mazus annual or perennial?
A: Fast-growing, Mazus reptans (Creeping Mazus) is a semi-evergreen perennial forming an attractive carpet of narrow, sparsely toothed, bright green leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm). The foliage remains fresh-looking throughout the growing season and well into the fall.

Q: Do Persian Shield plants come back every year?
A: Persian shield does best in warm temperatures (above 60 degrees Fahrenheit) and sultry humid air. It is fully evergreen in USDA zones 10 and 11, and can grow as a standard perennial in zones 8 and 9, where it dies back to the ground but usually returns in the spring.

Q: Do Surfinas come back every year?
A: Petunias are perennial, although most bedding types are grown as annuals from seed each year. The trailing varieties, such as Surfinias, are perennial and are grown from cuttings or new plants.

Q: How fast does Mazus spread?
A: Creeping mazus spreads so quickly that it’s generally planted via nursery seedling flats, with plants spaced 8 to 12 inches apart and then allowed to fill in to create a carpet of greenery.

Q: Does mazus like sun or shade?
A: Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, rich soils.

Q: Can you walk on mazus?
A: As a lawn replacement, yes, you can absolutely walk on this lovely ground cover! It’s soft underfoot and bounces back quickly. Q. I have mazus grown in a container.

Q: Is mazus drought tolerant?
A: Plant in moist but well-drained soil in sun to part shade. Did we say moist? That’s what’s needed to keep this ground-cover looking its best, it is not drought tolerant.

Q: What is the fastest spreading ground cover?
A: Creeping Jenny is one of the fastest-growing ground cover plants as long as it is planted in the right conditions. It will quickly spread up to two feet. But, it needs a lot of water to thrive. Therefore it doesn’t do well in drought-prone areas.

Q: Is Japanese Mazus invasive?
A: It is native to south and east Asia, where it is found in Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, New Guinea, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is an invasive species in North America. Its natural habitat is wet grasslands, streambanks, and trailsides.

Q: What is the fastest spreading plant?
A: LA JOLLA—Wolffia, also known as duckweed, is the fastest-growing plant known, but the genetics underlying this strange little plant’s success have long been a mystery to scientists.

Q: Where should I plant Mazus?
A: Mazus are creeping groundcovers for a sunny to partly shaded area. Deer resistant groundcover, prefers a moist soil.

Q: What month do you plant primulas?
A: Plant primulas in spring. Most primroses and primulas need moisture-retentive soil and partial shade – some are more tolerant of sun. Deadhead spent blooms or let seeds develop so they can self-seed around your garden.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.