Sunday, October 24, 2010

Plant of the week: Muehlenbeckia complexa

Is it a vine? A ground cover? A hanging plant? It looks like a cross between boxwood and a maidenhair fern.  What is it? Muehlenbeckia complexa,  a little vining, scrambling plant from New Zealand.  I love the way it fills in here and there. Shade or part sun is the plant's preferred home but it will grow in full sun with extra water.  I'm using it partially clothe the cliff part of Whiskey Creek.

OK so this week's plant of the week is a short one.


  1. I love your gardening tidbits, thanks for sharing your garden with us here on the web! I'm looking for a climbing wall cover for the side of the garage and this seems perfect, but like other wall climbers, do you know if this one does any damage like take the paint right off the wall when pulled away?

  2. Thanks! This would have to be on wires as it does not attach directly to the wall. so no damage.

    happy gardening.