ARTISTREE TIP: TRY USING VINE AS A GROUNDCOVER.

Q: I am looking for a light-colored groundcover for my backyard — something with a broader leaf. All I’m finding right now is variegated jasmine. Can you recommend something more interesting? I live in Florida.

A: Why not consider Variegated Confederate Jasmine? It’s actually a woody vine that’s typically used for trellises or fences, but we’ve used as a groundcover with great success. It provides a nice, dense cover; grows well in partial shade; and thrives on a variety of soils. Variegated Confederate Jasmine is hardy and easy to grow, although scale can sometimes be a problem. We’ve included a photo of it being planted with some beautiful Black Magic Ti plants for contrast. Give it a try. We think you’ll be very pleased with it.

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