I bought this ground cover as a replacement for an annoying patch of ivy that kept climbing up our garage wall. I had ripped out that ivy to clear the wall for our house painters who arrived in September, so I planted these pretty late in the year. Despite that, they survived the winter and are coming back strong this spring. Now if they can just crowd out the dang horsetail that pops up in that same spot…
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Plants are very drought resistant once they are established.
Hardiness: minus 30° F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 6-12 inches in height and spreading up to 4 feet wide
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: We have not seen this plant be bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 4-8
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!