- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
- Growing Zones 8 - 10
- Use As A Spiller In Containers
Proven Accents® plants are great fillers and spillers for hanging baskets or containers. Big Leaf Creeping Vine has wonderfully dark stems that highlight small deep-green leaves. The leaves may look dainty, but they are tough as nails and can be a weed-suppressing ground cover in USDA growing zones 8-10. Muehlenbeckia complexa winds its way through and around other plants, giving any hanging basket a dynamic spiller element that brings the “wow” factor.
Colder growing zones can grow Big Leaf Creeping Vine as an annual in full or part sun locations. It will even tolerate a shadier, sheltered location such as a porch or screened deck. Virtually no disease or pest bothers Creeping Vine making it an easy-to-care-for plant that even new gardeners can grow successfully.
Proven Accents® Big Leaf Creeping Vine Care
Creeping Vine likes soil that has excellent drainage and average fertility. Ensure that there are plenty of drainage holes in the container. Heavy fertilizing is not required, although if Creeping Vine is planted with heavy feeder plants, it will tolerate well-balanced fertilizers, such as a diluted 5-5-5 liquid feed. Prune back stems in spring using a staggered cut to remove about 1/3 of new growth. This will help keep the plant compact and full.
Big Leaf Creeping Vine can easily be overwintered indoors as a houseplant. Plants growing outdoors in growing zones 8-10 will be evergreen and tolerate heavy cutting back late in the winter if needed to control the spread. In the growing zones below 8, bring the plants indoors when nighttime temperatures reach 50 degrees F. Hang baskets where plants will receive bright indirect sun, such as in a south- or west-facing window. Watering can be reduced to once every 7-10 days during the winter.
Proven Accents® Big Leaf Creeping Vine Spacing
The spread of Creeping Vine is large, but the overall growth is mounding and compact. The mature height is around 6 inches with a spread of 18-24 inches. If planting in a large group, space plants 18 inches apart on the plant center. A hanging basket with a 10-inch diameter is needed to grow one Creeping Vine.
Proven Accents® Big Leaf Creeping Wire Vine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
|Plant Type: Annual
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Dark Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Container Role: Spiller
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hanging Baskets
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
|Brand: Proven Winners
|Common Name: Proven Accents® Big Leaf Creeping Wire Vine
|Scientific Name: Muehlenbeckia complexa
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.