The following are some facts about Blue Star Creeper:
1) Name : Blue Star Creeper (Celastrus sp.
2) Common Names : Creepers, Thyme Weed, Thymeleaf, Thymelicola, Tylenolockianum, Blue Star Creeper or simply Creepy Weed.
3) Origin : Native to Europe and Asia but now found throughout the world including North America.
4) Size : Up to 3 feet tall with up to 2 inches wide leaves.
5) Habitat : Found growing in moist soil from ground level all the way up to trees.
They prefer full sun and dry conditions.
6) Seasonal Interests : Summer, Fall & Winter.
7) Propagation : Seeds, cuttings and root division.
8) Use : Used as a ground cover or groundcover.
For shade it makes a good hedge plant.
Interesting Facts about Blue Star Creeper:
1) Also known as Creeping Jenny but it is not related to the true Jenny, a common garden flower.
2) Blue star creeper is also known as Creeping Jenny but is not related to the common garden flower of the same name (even though both are in the same family).
It is closely related to the common wood sorrel or Oxalis which some people call Shamrock. It also looks a bit like the strawberry plant (but without the berries) and the common wheat (but without the grains of wheat).
3) Creeping Jenny is native to southern and central Europe but is now found throughout the world.
In North America it grows from Alaska to Greenland and as far inland as the west coast of Canada. As it is an introduced plant, it is listed on the Federal Noxious weed list.
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