Gardening Tips & Flowers : How to Grow Blue Star Creeper (Pratia Angulata)

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Hi this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segmentwe're going to learn all about the blue star creeper.

It's a gorgeous ground cover fromNew Zealand.

Now pratia angulata, which is the blue star creeper, is native to New Zealandand in a little set of islands that's near Australia.

Now they can handle quite coldconditions and very similar to the northwestern part of America.

So the blue star creeperthrives in zones 7 and 8.

They don't really like hot climates and they don't like reallycold climates.

But you can treat them as an annual or put them inside for the winter ifyou live in a colder climate too.

Even when they're not in bloom, the blue star creeperis a gorgeous plant.

This is the fall so they're actually turning their fall colors.

But allsummer they are kind of a silvery color on the foliage and I love them.

They're a groundhugging mat and they have small bright green leaves.

They have trailing stems so they'lltrail down a lot like a thyme will and starry blue flowers from late spring through thesummer.

They have small round berries following the bloom.

So plant it in somewhat of a richwell drained soil in full sun to part shade.

So not too much shade either because if theydon't get enough sun, you won't get flowers on them.

But they're great as a ground coveror between paving stones or in a rock garden.

They can actually be used as a ground coverthat you can walk on so they're kind of a stepable kind of a plant.

So you put themin between rocks or in your pathway and you can actually step on them and you won't hurtthem at all.

They're such a beautiful addition to your garden.

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