What: This dwarf version of London pride is an indispensable groundcover for dense shade. Easy to accommodate, it is evergreen and phenomenally useful. Dark green rosettes of foliage make for an attractive growth habit. Slowly spreading by stolens, like strawberries, it is well behaved.
Where: This is a workhorse of a groundcover for that very difficult cultural condition of dry, dark shade. It looks wonderful when planted between stone stepping stones or stairs. It can withstand dense shade and looks great even with heavy root competition from trees and shrubs. Provide a location with moist to well-drained soil. It will tolerate sandy sites and clay if the drainage is adequate. It will produce airy flower spikes if planted in bright shade or full sun, but not in dark shade.
Size: Seven inches tall by 1-foot-6-inches wide in 10 years.
Care: Once established, it is drought tolerant but does appreciate occasional watering during prolonged dry weather. It can be divided in late fall and winter, when rain prevents the propagules from desiccating.