If you’re looking to fill up the empty spaces in your landscape, you’ll be pleased with white, yellow, or purple lantana. Lantana is a hardy, fast-growing plant that looks lovely in any yard. You’ll also enjoy lantana’s beautiful blossoms spring through fall.
For a more laid-back ground cover plant, you should try pink or purple verbena. Verbena won’t spread as quickly as lantana, but it will give your landscape a light and lacy carpet of color. Like lantana, verbena blossoms spring through fall and stays very close to the ground so as not to overwhelm the other plants of your landscape.
If you’d like to give your property a more distinguished look, you should go with the simple green beauty of the creeping fig. Creeping fig is a very low-maintenance vine that can climb up rough surfaces. This particular vine is popular among homeowners partly because it doesn’t leave behind discarded blooms.
If you want a vine with a lot of color, then you’ll enjoy the bright orange blooms of cape honeysuckle. Cape honeysuckle is also very easy to train and looks lovely on trellises and arbors.
With the right vines and ground coverings, you could turn your landscape into a veritable utopia. For help selecting the right plants, come by one of Moon Valley Nursery’s seven Arizona locations. In addition to vines and ground coverings, we have a wide selection of trees, shrubs, and plants that are well adapted to our hot climate. To learn more, call us today at (602) 457-2176.