Plant Profile – Creeping Myrtle
- by Bobbi Grimm
Jun 16, 2020
Creeping Myrtle is a fast growing ground cover plant that is great for spaces where other flowers won’t grow, like under pine trees. It will take root and spread over the area in no time. It has a lavender flower that contrasts well with the dark green leaves. The flower blooms in the spring and summer, making it an excellent plant to blend with daisies and daffodils. There is little care involved with this plant. Just water it every few days, and make sure you keep the undergrowth cut out so that Creeping Myrtle Vine looks healthy.
The ground cover reaches a height of six inches and spreads by sending out runners as far as 18 inches that root where nodes touch the ground. The extended rooting process is quick and makes for a fast ground cover with lush results.