It's native to your area (coastal SC) and reportedly serves as a butterfly host, while also attracting lots of pollinators to its flowers, but it stays very low-growing - http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Phyla%20nodiflora.png. A. Use Current Location. I can think of lots of possible groundcovers for SC, but the foot traffic requirement does make it a bit trickier.Perhaps yarrow (Achillea millefolium) might work? Heck, I may end up putting grass back into those flood prone areas. Appreciate the information re creeper's invasive quality. In my garden, it only spread by roots, but I'm not able to categorically rule out the possibility of self-sowing...). Do they tend to be long-lived in your garden? I prefer a year round green or color. A few questions:- Does the creeper die back in winter and in midsummer? It looks great under ferns, in rockeries, shady areas or even at the edge of a garden pond. Like the posts above I was tempted with Blue Star creeper but will now give it a miss. There are often exceptions though to that rule, it can just take a bit of digging (and talking with local experts) to find them!Good luck :) :). I ripped up a patch of Blue Star Creeper here a couple of weeks ago. Blue star creeper is also resistant to rabbits and deer. ... Don’t place small, delicate plants in its pathway, and think very carefully about where you put it, because Blue Star Creeper may be hard to get rid of if you decide you don’t want it anymore … unless pruned, which I presume might interfere with your lake view.5) Which raises another question. I came across your blog while researching Blue Star Creeper. It's not native to South Carolina, but it does grow naturally in southern Alabama, so I would think it should tolerate your climate and conditions http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/plantName/Bouteloua-curtipendula-, http://bonap.net/TDC/Image/Map?taxonType=Species&taxonId=17813&locationType=County&mapType=Normal Sedges look like grasses, but they are not actually grasses. I have two 45-50 pound dog kids. Besides being a viable grass substitute, blue star creeper can also be used as a filler between patio stones, cover for spring bulbs, or as a border plant. Personally, I have dreadful compacted clay 'soil' in my yard and yet I amend only minimally when I plant. Second, junipers tend to like a lot of sun. Equally tiny light blue flowers appear atop the foliage in spring. Hardy from zones 6-9. What would you recommend?Thank you,Russ. Mine is planted between widely spaced stepping stones and holds up to not only foot traffic, but my somewhat heavy use of a wheelbarrow along that path as well. OVERVIEW. You might need some sort of edging material to keep it at bay. Blue Star Creeper is perfect as a lawn substitute, excellent between stepping stones, under roses, around ponds, patios and decks. It has rather tall flower stalks in the spring, but if you found they interfered with the walkway, you could just cut them off and I don't think it would rebloom. Hi Matt,Thanks for your encouragement on the blog :)Finding a very low-growing groundcover for between (or in this case, within) pavers is always a challenge. Equally tiny light blue flowers appear atop the foliage in spring. As long as it is planted in a moist, well-draining medium it will be happy. Any suggestions? I (thankfully) don't have any experience with bindweed, so not sure what to suggest to cope with that. When dividing blue star creeper, carefully dig around the rhizomes and root ball, preserving as many roots as possible. Does anyone have a suggestion about how to deal with the weeds that have taken over the creeper? In the spring the blue star sprouted on the soil I had dumped in the garden and became established in a small area, about 4x4 feet, and I left it alone. Maria. Heard very good things about 'Angelina' too, which has a similar growth habit, but different coloration.I don't know if any sedums are toxic to dogs (You could ask the ASPCA, which keeps lists on plant toxicity), but sedums are categorized as 'safe' on a University of California list... https://ucanr.edu/sites/poisonous_safe_plants/files/154528.pdfYou might consider a native groundcover - Phyla nodiflora, Texas frogfruit - although I have not grown it personally... http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=phno2, Hello, glad to have found your site! It's a nice alternative for difficult sites where traditional turf grass fails. Clearly, each garden situation is unique and YMMV, but it's hard for me to see how blue star creeper (being less than an inch tall) could block all or most weeds ... unless it grows very thickly and aggressively (i.e., invasively) How is it non-invasive in your garden? :). If you don't want creeping thyme because it attracts bees, you might have issues with Corsican mint for the same reason - this site says the flowers attract bees and butterflies (and also warns it can be invasive) - http://plants.moananursery.com/12170011/Plant/13907/Corsican_Mint/Rupture wort sounds interesting. Hi Ratiba,Well, I still think that Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry) could be a good option.Or maybe golden groundsel, Packera obovata (http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Packera%20obovata.png, http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=e397)?You could also try Erigeron pulchellus (Robin's plantain, http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Erigeron%20pulchellus.png, http://www.northcreeknurseries.com/plantName/Erigeron-pulchellus-var-pulchellus-Lynnhaven-Carpet)If you have enough sun, yarrow (Achillea millefolium) or 'Blue Spruce' sedum might work...I can also recommend 'Biokovo' geranium - it's not-native, but not at all aggressive (at least for me) and easy to remove if it goes someplace you don't want it (http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=s870).Do not - I repeat, do NOT - plant Geranium sanguineum. I know you were probably hoping for a single suggestion, but there's no magic bullet in landscaping. I am considering blue star creeper for the top of a steep bank where the grass will not grow well. If necessary, blue star creeper can adapt to part sun but the growth may not be as dense. Then we had some heavy rains and large portions of the yard flooded with muddy water. Water the lawn with 1/2 to 1 inch of water where the blue star creeper is growing. I dialed back water - none in a week. Introduce Ladybugs to Your Tomato Plant. Sorry for the numerous questions. Thanks for the comment. I've been trialing plants for 6 years and I'm still figuring out the groundcover part of the equation, but I'd suggest trialing a few different options and hopefully you can find something you like that works well for you!PS - If your soil stays consistently moist, you could also try Monarda bradburiana (http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Monarda%20bradburiana.png) or Osmunda cinnamomemum (cinnamon fern, http://bonap.net/MapGallery/County/Osmundastrum%20cinnamomeum.png). Does your groundcover have to be able to handle foot traffic? OVERVIEW. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. Blue Star Creeper - Laurentia axillaris - 3 Pack of Pint Pots A dainty little groundcover growing 1 inch or less in height and tolerating moderate foot traffic, Blue Star Creeper is perfect for use to fill the gaps between stepping stones and pavers, as a groundcover, or as a soil cover in container gardens. Great in between stones. It may be because we have wet snowy winters. I've looked on internet, but haven't found a lot of options. I have recv'd nothing but compliments. Blue Star Creeper 04/09/2019 By Martin Garrett (VA) Product reviewed: Blue Star Creeper {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.} But for the most part the weeds are much easier to control and with the decorative rock it provides a base. It is favored over many other creepers, as it does not tangle and become a nuisance while pruning. Blue star creeper is so low growing that it shouldn't overwhelm the grass. And even the dwarf varieties get fairly tall (5-6 feet?) Hopefully your experience will serve as a cautionary tale to warn others about the risks of planting this groundcover in an area where it has the potential to spread out of control.PS - Another option, hard as it sounds, might be simply to learn to tolerate the weed in the grass. I think you are right to be skeptical of the juniper option. See this page for more details - http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/native-sedges-why-you-should-carex/I've never tried it myself, but you could consider Phyla nodiflora (frogfruit). It chokes out other plants in its path; hence the name bindweed. In 2009 we planted blue star creeper in a sun/shade bed. Blue, star-like blooms. Lift up the plant … Low growing groundcover. Blue star creeper forms a lush mat of deep green, fine-leaved foliage, topped with starry pale blue blooms throughout the spring and summer. I don't have any experience with it, but Dave's Garden (https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/57384/#b) reviewers seem enthusiastic. I imagine I'll be fighting to get rid of this for years to come. 4.2 out of 5 stars 13. Maybe it's because I'm in Oregon? I wouldn't wish it on my worst plant enemies. I have spent years chasing Winter Creeper, Vinca and Obedient Plant (an oxymoron) around the garden in an attempt to eradicate it, and I can see I would be doing the same with Blue Star. My pleasure, Sonia.Yep, I'd go with the thyme. For instance, if your patio is shady, your native wintergreen looks like a good choice - Gaultheria procumbens, http://www.monrovia.com/plant-catalog/plants/1300/creeping-wintergreen/Fun fact, the wintergreen plant is the source of the original wintergreen flavor. Sounds like I must try this groundcover. And then there are other woodland wildflower options in both the Solidago (goldenrod) and Aster (Symphyotrichum) families such as Solidago flexicaulis (zigzag goldenrod), Solidago caesia (blue stem goldenrod), Aster cordifolius (white wood aster) and Eurybia divaricata (also called white wood aster).I haven't grown it myself, but I've heard the *native* wood poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) makes an excellent and fast-spreading (via self sowing) woodland groundcover.Non-natives that might play nice in your woodland and fill some of your groundcover goals include Geranium x cantabrigiense ('Biokovo'), Epimediums (such as E. x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten') and maybe some hellebores.You could also mix in a woody groundcover called Japanese plum yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Prostrata'). If there is a build-up of water by its roots, then root rot appears. I live in Colorado, zones 4 to 5 (not in the mountains). Any suggestions? I've trialed a lot of plants over the past 5-6 years and though my experiences are by no means definitive, I can at least share what I've learned.) Hi Aaron!I was original thinking to use blue star creeper but now re-thinking that decision. Mother of thyme is hardiest and does not (here in my garden) have crown die out. The woodlands want to reproduce themselves, after all, and woodlands are the natural climax ecosystem in most of East Tennessee. Reportedly takes foot traffic https://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Lippia_nodiflora.html. Blue star creeper (Laurentia fluviatilis or Isotoma fluviatilis), true to its common name, is a creeping evergreen. I understand the common name is used for several different plant species.). Pratia pedunculata, Laurentia fluviatilis or Isotoma fluviatilis, Read some of the other negative experiences that Dave's Garden reviewers have had. Hi Brooke,Thanks for your question.I don't know that it would get out of hand. I'm not sure any/many of those shade groundcovers will withstand playground-type foot traffic...)I will say that the eastern wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) has been very tough and hardy for me. It did beautifully and has looked great throughout the summers. Too well! Actually, Robin's plantain would probably grow very well in partial sun too, so if you just wanted a single species, that could work nicely. The problem I have is weeds. I don't know what would be the best time to do that in your zone, but midsummer (at least in the Southeast) is not generally a good time to try to reseed a lawn. Rinse the leaves thoroughly after applying fertilizer to prevent leaf burn. I live in Alabama and need a ground cover for a full sun and moist area. How low were you thinking? I grow 'Grey Owl'. You’ll have to wait for about 2 to 4 weeks for this task if you made use of an herbicide. Wooly thyme only grows about an inch. Needs no mow/low maintenance lawn substitute, as I have fibromyalgia with nearly constant low back pain and fatigue. Keep the container in a location where it receives partial sunlight, and keep the soil consistently moist until the seeds sprout. I live in East TN. It’s a ground cover with blue flowers. I'm getting quite an education here. I'll keep you posted. Heavy fertilization is not required for blue star creeper. A. Fertilizer. It survived and thrived before but defeats the purpose of low water low maintenance. Isotoma 'Blue Star' or Blue Star Creeper is a perennial groundcover that blooms small, star-shaped, blue flowers in spring and summer. I am so glad I found out in time that it is the devil! Rather than trying to re-engineer your land, I'd encourage you to try to figure out which plants might thrive under the conditions you already have.Good luck! Cover the grass growing around the blue star creeper with a sheet, cardboard or another protective shield. Lift up the plant and grab it at the base. Red Zone Extra. I have a moderate size area to plant, which I plan to plant in perennials, so I'll just use blue star as a filler until my thyme and Irish moss start to fill in the area. My pleasure. When and how is the best time and method to kill off invasive winter-creeper? Thanks again, Ah. Read Also: Blue Star Creeper Plant Care. Your advice please. This location also receives a good amount of rain from the roof during our thunderstorm deluges, though it can get quite dry here for a few weeks at a time. Best of luck to you!! If I succeed in finding something that works, I'd be happy to let you know so maybe you can pass it along to someone else in my situation. Hi Anon,Thanks for your comment. But of course, that's 3 days after a rain, not including the rain days. Now my question is what do I plant in it's place? Aaron, we live in zone 8 and are looking for ground cover for a hill along the carport. 2) I believe gardening should generally be a low-cost and low-input activity open to everyone. 4.2 out of 5 stars 13. It will be interesting to see how it performs for you in Missouri. I can say from personal experience that ferns are quite nice in a woodland setting - things like lady fern (recommended in that article above) or really any of the native Dryopteris ferns.I think you can't go wrong with wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Robin's plantain (Erigeron pulchellus), Packera obovata (golden groundsel), Asarum canadense (wild ginger) or Mitchella repens (partridge berry, although this is a very low-growing groundcover and again I question its weed-blocking abilities).The *native* pachysandra (Pachysandra procumbens) and several of the woodland phloxes (covered in that article above) might work well. Perennial Farm Marketplace Isotoma fluviatilis (Blue Star Creeper) Groundcover, 1 Quart, Sky Bluish Flowers. I have blue star creeper that was started under some azaleas (seattle area) Unfortunately, it "crept" into our grass, and I don't know how to get rid of it there. Blue Star Creeper makes everything around it look good. Hmm, maybe some groundcover between the pavers. It was 8 months before I could do anything after removing the lawn, and those bindweeds started really taking over. Hi Russ, Thanks for your comment. Hi Aaron,I have a similar question but I live in Washington D.C. (Zone 6b or 7 I believe). Isotoma fluviatilis is a show stopper in a fairy garden container or planted in a topiary and is amazing over flower bulbs. I have a flagstone walkway in partial sun, north-facing, right next to the house for some protection. It grows in a spreading and mounding habit reaching a maximum height of three to five inches, which makes it an excellent no-mow ground cover choice for residential lawns and gardens. (It sounds nice if you're trying to cover a lot of ground, but not so nice if you'd like to keep the strawberries out of your lawn, patio, bushes, other perennials, etc. I have spent most of the summer trying to get the ajuga that the previous owner of the house planted out of my yard, it everywhere! Blue star creeper is easy to grow and extremely versatile and rugged. True Blue app. any ideas? I know bad stuff. Any star creeper that is removed during this process grows back easily and quickly anyway. Hardy from zones 6-9. I think you may be surprised at the web of roots it weaves under the surface...- I'm not surprised to hear that ivy is invasive. Groundcover Warning: Blue Star Creeper, Pratia ped... Groundcover Review: Pachysandra procumbens, Allegh... All Summer Long -- The Flower Parade Continues int... How Much Biodiversity Do We Need in Suburbia? Cori is a freelance writer based out of Ontario, Canada, who specializes in houseplants and houseplant care. I'm happy my blog post could save you from repeating my mistake, Dawn! Blue Star Creeper Lawn Blue Star Creeper Plant Care - Using Blue Star Creeper As A Lawn. Perennial Farm Marketplace Isotoma fluviatilis (Blue Star Creeper) Groundcover, 1 Quart, Sky Bluish Flowers. You'd have to check the bottle, ask the manufacturer or spot-treat a small area. Low growing groundcover. Not technically Blue Star Creeper, this species has larger, ½ inch leaves and light blue or white flowers in summer. I will clip mine typically twice over the summer, heavily about mid-to-late June, and again very lightly in early September. Will plant in four inch squares about twelve inches apart in a fertilized twelve inch circle, and water thoroughly after planting then water every other day for about two weeks, then water once per week thereafter. I was going to put weed fabric on most of the yard with decorative rocks on top. I'm considering Blue Star Creeper for an area near our pool that would get heavy foot traffic and lots of sun. Introduce Ladybugs to Your Tomato Plant. If it's in Tennessee or elsewhere in the Southeast maybe I can offer you some alternative groundcover ideas based on my personal experiences? Virginia Creeper Virginia Creeper Control: How To Get Rid Of Virginia Creeper. (I do see that Colorado State has recommended Sedum acre, which I believe can be invasive in some parts of the country, but perhaps it's not invasive in your state? Lots more ideas here - http://www.sfpublicworks.org/sites/default/files/856-Recommended%20Drought%20Tolerant%20Plant%20List.pdfOf the shade-tolerant plants recommended there, some of the sedges and the strawberries (Fragaria spp.) 04/09/2019 As usual plants arrived in excellent condition. I tried growing it in full sun, but it couldn't stand the summer heat here in TN so it died out (I believe).But it's thriving in a partial shade (morning sun) bed and like I said has popped up 20-30 feet away, so I'm thinking I'll probably try to pull and dig a lot of it out this fall. I'm not sure if blue star creeper is susceptible to broadleaf weed … Sow the seeds on moistened seed starter mix and cover the container with newspaper. Use Current Location. It's characterized by compound leaves, each usually consisting of five leaflets each, that grow along the vine. Otherwise I don't have a great deal of full sun options to suggest at this point. A sweet little filler, it looks like a moss with tiny blue flowers, but it's surprisingly tough.The first year, it grows close to the ground like Baby's Tears, blooming tiny pale blue flowers from spring till frost. I don't know whether your flagstones are close together (1-2 inches of space between them) or farther apart (6 inches? Common Plant Diseases and pests of the Blue Star Creeper Root rot is a common disease to the creeper. Or maybe use large paving stones to create a sort of patio and then garden in pots and other containers? Where it is actually invading the lawn you could try Weed B Gone or a similar broad leafed weed killer that is labeled for controlling broad leafed (non grassy) weeds in … Ligustrum japonicum, Japanese/Glossy Privet, ... Winter Creeper, ... Blue Star Creeper, Pratia pedunculata, Laurentia fluviatils, Isotoma fluviatilis. It is hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9. I have failed miserably with grass so need some good advice on drought tolerant groundcovers on a large area of poor soil. Thanks so much, I was deciding between Elfin Thyme and Blue Star Creeper. Also deer tolerant would be good too! I am installing a flagstone walkway/patio where grass would not grow because it is too shady. Small seedlings can be pulled up by hand after the ground is wet." Withstands light foot traffic. Clearly I did not get it all, because bits and pieces are creeping back. They probably would have some other useful suggestions! It is a native after all :)Powderpuff mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa) might be another fast-growing native groundcover option... http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/powderpuff-mimosa.htmlGood luck! Blue star creeper can be described as having medium water needs. Good to know that has not been your experience in Virginia! Blue Star Creeper, pretty flowers, pretty aggressive, pretty finicky about growing conditions, etc. Outsidepride Creeping Speedwell Ground Cover Plant Seed - 1000 Seeds. PS - If you'd like to stay abreast of the latest developments at Garden of Aaron, you can now, Blue Star Creeper, a.k.a. For root ball division, gently scrape all soil from it, and either using sharp shears or the force of your hand, split the root ball. These roots are just a small representative sample of the web that Blue Star Creeper has woven underneath the soil. Buy Blue Star Creeper online. Growing Mazus reptans is made easy by the fact that it seldom suffers from disease or insect infestation. It is characterized by short, dark green foliage and delicate, pale blue to purple flowers that grow upwards on slender stalks. 6-Pack Blue Star Creeper in Tray (L16653) Item #418362 Model #NURSERY. Virginia Creeper Virginia Creeper Control: How To Get Rid Of Virginia Creeper. Happy gardening :). However, it thrives in the warmer seasons and requires warm spring and summer temperatures in order to survive. :)Here are some more groundcover options for you - http://www.laspilitas.com/garden/groundcover.htmlBe aware that drought-tolerant plants often need good drainage. Personally, my instinct is to steer you away from exotic plants especially those that spread by underground roots. But now I'm left with hardpacked clay on top. Thank you!! I'm not sure if blue star creeper is susceptible to broadleaf weed killers though. Get Pricing and Availability. Generally speaking, I try to avoid spraying any herbicides. 95. Ladybugs are harmless to tomato plants but harmful to bugs that pester tomato plants, such as aphids, and their eggs. )I think Ajuga (A. reptans or another species such as A. genevensis) could probably tolerate some foot traffic http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/plants_and_grasses/grasses_lawncare/ajuga.htmlIf you're OK with an ornamental grass (not a turf grass), you could try Bouteloua curtipendula (sideoats grama). I have a walkway where half of it gets 4-6 hrs of sun/day and the other half gets none! Another idea for the fully shady spot -- might also work with 4 hours of morning sun, but probably wouldn't be happy getting blasted with 4 hours of afternoon sun -- would be Mitchella repens (partridgeberry). I'm really excited to get it started as I feel a bit late to the game. Without the fabric, the decorative rocks would start to sink into the mud and become contaminated even quicker. My "backyard" is a very steep sloping bank to the lake shoreline. Blue Star Creeper - Laurentia axillaris - 3 Pack of Pint Pots A dainty little groundcover growing 1 inch or less in height and tolerating moderate foot traffic, Blue Star Creeper is perfect for use to fill the gaps between stepping stones and pavers, as a groundcover, or as a soil cover in container gardens. After reading your article, I went out and dug it up. If it can thrive in Fort Worth, I'd say the odds are good it can perform well in Nashville too!!! Any new gardener that plants any of these plants will soon hate gardening. That's the dilemma with groundcovers - finding something that will spread and do its job, but not try to take over your whole property. :). Blue Star Creeper - Laurentia axillaris - 10 Count Flat of Quart Pots A dainty little groundcover growing 1 inch or less in height and tolerating moderate foot traffic, Blue Star Creeper is perfect for use to fill the gaps between stepping stones and pavers, as a groundcover, or as a soil cover in container gardens. Planting in area that gets late afternoon sun. Use this code [img]IMAGE-URL-HERE[/img], © Aaron Dalton 2012. Blue Star Creeper 04/09/2019 By Martin Garrett (VA) Product reviewed: Blue Star Creeper {25 Pots - 3 1/2 in.} Use blue star creeper as a substitute for turf grass tucked between stepping stones in a walkway or border. Then you could reseed. Im in Zone 9b, Northern Cali. After several years with no attempt by me to rein them in or pull them out, I have only a smattering of Johnny Jump Ups here and there. Hi Kay,Thanks for your comment. i have ordered several times from this vendor and the one thing I like best is the great root system of each plant. Would blue star creeper become as out of hand in the dry section as you have warned it did in your own yard? It does fine in both, especially if clay has a light mulch as their roots are relatively shallow and run. Several have suggested juniper but after researching it, that's not an option. Q. isotoma blue star creeper. Hi there,Love your site! Alternative ground cover lawns are increasing in popularity and blue star creeper is the perfect grass substitute if you are looking to switch up the look of your lawn. It would probably send out runners across your flagstones, but it's quite a slow grower and VERY low to the ground, so I don't think that would be hassle for you. I think I may have found a seedling 20-30 feet away from the main patch. I can't grow skyflower here because it's not hardy.Thanks for the advice on mother of thyme and lemon thyme! I have it in a small dry, hot sunny patch where it is well behaved, and has been a stable clump for several years. Blue star creeper is not picky when it comes to soil. Insert the seed 2 or 3 inches in … Perfect for mass plantings as well as being tucked between rock or paving stones. Blue Star Creeper has masses of beautiful sky blue star-shaped flowers along the stems from late spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. I'm sure one of these will work. Where it is actually invading the lawn you could try Weed B Gone or a similar broad leafed weed killer that is labeled for controlling broad leafed (non grassy) weeds in … 'Alba' has white blooms. I wouldn't recommend planting that for groundcover either. Thanks Aaron for all this great info!!! The flowers are tiny and have tiny seeds.. so you get the same plant creeping up again. I am in Portland Oregon which is generally a wet, temperate climate although last year we had many days of 100 degree heat. If these ideas don't work for you, you might want to try contacting UFL or your local Extension agent for ideas. I don't know what would be the best time to do that in your zone, but midsummer (at least in the Southeast) is not generally a good time to try to reseed a lawn.3) You could try a broadleaf weed killer. Answered on July 5, 2020. It can be easily contained with deep garden barriers or walls. This is all great information! 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