"This outstanding form of E. pulchellus was selected for its relatively large grey-green, pubescent foliage (4"), dense, mat-forming habit and astonishing ability to thrive in a wide range of challenging conditions. In early May, individual flower stalks give rise to lightly tinted lavender flowers with a yellow inner eye. Foliage remains less than 6" and forms a tight groundcover, while flowering stems top out at just over a foot tall. An easy to grow, carefree native perennial perfectly suited for moderate sunlight to full shade. Enjoy!" -- North Creek Nurseries
'Lynnhaven Carpet' is an excellent choice for use in perennial flower beds that receive part-sun, or are in dappled shade. It will do well in full sun, if the soil is consistently moist.I t is adaptable to a variety of well-drained soils. Its relatively small size, persistent basal foliage, and tolerance of dry conditions, make it suitable for use in rock gardens. Plants will produce rhizomes or stolons, and can colonize small areas that are free of competing vegetation. The stems will die after flowering and can safely be removed to maintain a neat appearance.
"Originally found growing on the 27-acre property of Clarice Keeling of Virginia Beach, VA, 'Lynnhaven Carpet' was named after Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven River by plantsman Charles Cresson." -- North Creek Nurseries