Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Caruso Never Sleeps ~ The Carmel Creeper

The California plant of the month is the Carmel Creeper! Want to add a burst of color and fragrance to your yard? Plant the Carmel Creeper. These beautiful, aromatic and hardy plants are a member of the lilac family, and have a place in even the most water-efficient gardens.

Carmel Creeper can fulfill almost any need in your garden. It can be pruned short to be used as ground cover and it can reach heights of up to 6 feet tall if allowed to grow, making it an ideal hedge. Carmel Creeper is available with blossom colors ranging from white to lavender and dark blue. Whatever the color of the blossoms, they are strikingly set off by a background of lush, dark green leaves and fill your garden with a lovely lilac aroma.

Because Carmel Creeper is a California native, it requires only minimal care and almost no water once it is established. It will grow best in your garden in an area that has good drainage and full to half sun. Carmel Creepers blooms come to life in the spring, so now is the perfect time to add it to your California friendly garden!

Quick Facts:

Season: Spring

Size: Up to 3 ft. wide, 6 ft tall

Color: White, Violet and Blue Flowers

Water: Low

Sun: Full to half sun

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