Shrubby groundcover coral creeper has a pretty cottage-garden look, flowering on and off all year with soft Purple-coral blooms.
coral creeper soft orange flowers
Appealingly haphazard in appearance, it works best in an informal landscape or cascading over the sides of a container.
This plant grows fast to 1 or 2 feet tall and covers an area in no time flat.
It needs regular edging to keep it controlled. It can appear "weedy" - and can actually become a weed in your yard if you don't keep it in bounds.
These groundcovers can be used as foundation plants under low windows, surrounding a palm or mailbox, filling in under trees (with at least dappled sunlight), or decorating the patio or porch in a hanging basket.
pink flowering variety
They can also be used along a deck or porch and allowed to climb posts and railings.
Despite the word "coral" in the name, this plant is also available with pink ('Pink Star') or purple ('Purple Prince') blossoms.
Each flower is followed by light brown seed capsules, the look of which isn't pretty to everyone.