Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel - Plant
Description for Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel
The slender stems climb up and then fall down beautifully over a wall or railing. The tender stems, all hanging down, form a curtain, hence the name Curtain creeper. Basically, it is a foliage plant, grown primarily for its habit of forming a green curtain. The species name elaeagnifolia means, having foliage resembling Elaeagnus, pure olive. Dirty white flowers appear in bunches.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel||Yellow, orange, red, pink, white||February to March||1 to 5 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
This creeper is easy to grow and is commonly seen hanging over walls in cities. Curtain creeper is native to Burma, widely cultivated in India, and has also naturalized here.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Dry to medium||Up to 34 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Curtain creeper
- Average Water Needs; water regularly; do not overwater
Typical uses of Curtain creeper
Special features: Dwarf varieties in rock gardens, for edging or in containers or window boxes. Taller varieties in borders. Excellent in cutting gardens for both fresh cut and dried flowers.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: NA
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