Do you have an area that just needs a little green? Jeepers Creepers are just the thing for you! Characterized by a its low, slow creeping habit, Jeepers Creepers are perennials with colorful flowers or leaves, offering unique design possibilities. Durable, tough and tolerant, these plants not only look great but will prosper in the most difficult landscape spots. Ideal for use as a groundcover, lawn substitute, a pathway or even as an edging plant. And, cascading types are perfect in containers where they can spill over the edges or fill in between other plants. When it comes to Jeepers Creepers, there is something for everyone! Try one of these varieties in your yard:
Blue Star Creeper - The most popular, this creeping perennial forms a flat carpet of tiny green leaves, with lots of starry, soft-blue flowers all summer long. Ideal for planting between paving stones, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute.
Scotch Moss – This popular groundcover forms a very low, moss-like carpet of bright neon-yellow foliage. Tiny little white flowers appear in late spring. Excellent for filling in between the cracks of flagstone paving, in the rock garden as a lawn substitute.
Irish Moss - Like Scotch Moss, this groundcover forms a very low, moss-like carpet with bright shamrock-green foliage. Tiny little white flowers begin to appear in late spring. Ideal for filling in between the cracks of flagstone paving, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute.
Lysmachia (Creeping Jenny) Goldilocks – This vigorous, spreading groundcover is very useful in moist, shady areas. Plants form a low mat of bright green, rounded leaves, with bright golden-yellow flowers from late spring into the summer. Excellent in pots and tubs or cascading over walls.
Tip: Plants will need a bit of coddling to help them develop a strong root system, so weekly watering for the first month is a good idea, or twice a week during hot weather. Daily watering is something to try and avoid.