Planting blue pillows: planting time, location, distance & Co

Planting blue pillows: planting time, location, distance & Co

When is it time to plant the blue pillow?

In spring from March or in autumn from October a good time has come to plant the blue pillow. If you have the opportunity, plant it in autumn so that it is firmly rooted in the next spring and can bloom profusely.

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Do you prefer a sunny or shady location?

The blue pillow originally comes from the Mediterranean region. It is used to many sunny days there. As a result, it expects a lot of sun from its local location. It can also grow in partial shade. It should not be planted in the shade. There it ages quickly and its flowers are sparse.

Where does the blue pillow come into its own?

You can plant the blue pillow in rock gardens like many other gardeners. There it feels in good hands and its low and dense growth creates beautiful accents around the stones. This perennial is also suitable for:

  • Flower discounts
  • Perennial beds (in the foreground)
  • Bed borders
  • Pavement joints
  • Dry stone walls
  • Roadsides
  • Slopes and embankments
  • Window boxes

What properties should the substrate have?

Choose a well-drained substrate for the blue pillow! This perennial does not tolerate stagnant moisture. Correct drainage is therefore paramount. In addition, the soil should have a neutral pH and a high content of nutrients. Last but not least, this plant benefits from a little lime.

Keep the substrate dry to moderately moist! Tap water can be used for watering because of its tolerance to lime. You are welcome to add some compost to the earth before planting the blue pillow.

Which plant neighbors are suitable?

Blue pillows can be wonderfully combined with other cushion-forming perennials. They also look handsome next to taller perennials. The following planting partners are suitable, among others:

  • yellow flowering stone herb
  • Rockcress
  • Red soapwort
  • Candytuft
  • gentian
  • Hornwort
  • Cushion carnation
  • Upholstery phlox
  • Lungwort
  • crying heart
  • Bergenia

Which plant spacing is recommended?

The blue pillow doesn't take up much space. Therefore, a distance of around 45 cm to other plants is sufficient. If you want to plant several blue pillows next to each other in groups, you can put between 8 and 10 pieces per square meter in the soil. The distance between the individual blue pillows should not be less than 20 cm.

Due to their carpet-like and ground-covering growth, blue pillows suppress weeds. If you plant them tightly enough, little weed removal care will be required later.


When the blue pillow blooms in April, the perfect time has come to multiply it by sowing. Sowing is easy and promising.

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