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Curtain creeper, Vernonia creeper, Parda bel - Plant

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This is a curious member of the Sunflower family. It is a creeper which finds it difficult to climb without support.
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Plant height : 1.5 feet (+/- 20%)
The plant is potted in 6 inch plastic Pot
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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.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
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

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Curtain%20Creeper.html

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