This is a native ground cover which sometimes gets classed as a steppable (not a real word ;)), meaning it works well between steppers and pavers and can be walked on occasionally without too much fuss. I like to use it mixed with other low growing ground covers like Dichondra and native violet to get a mix of colour and texture but it can also look quite stunning mass planted.
Pratia looks great growing over rocks and gravel and works well in a minimal Japanese style garden.
It grows by rhizome so therefore spreads easily into nooks and crannies, make it an excellent choice for steep sites and embankments. However, this also gives it the capability to possibly spread into areas where it is not wanted.
Pratia pedunculata likes a moist well drained soil but can withstand short periods of dryness and temporary inundation.
The tiny star like flowers appear in Spring and can last for 6 months or so as long as it is getting adequate sun. The dense matt forming leaves stay low, hugging the ground. This ground cover is best bought in a tile, which can then be divided up into smaller plants which can be squeezed into tight corners or wedged between pavers. It doesn’t like drying out completely so keep the water up to it over extended dry periods.