In mid-March, after posting to this forum and reading many responses, I planted 'Blue Star Creeper' in my partly-shaded
The garden is 350-feet-square so I cut 612 plugs (each about 2 1/2" square) from 17 flats and planted the plugs 8 inches apart.
For the first two months, the plugs looked great!
However, by mid-June -- 3 months after planting, only a dozen plugs can be found and they look near-death. The other 600 plus have died (in fact, I can find no evidence that they ever existed).
From the day the plugs were planted, I used an oscillating sprinkler to water the garden:
Over the 3 months, the daytime temperatures have ranged from 55 to 95 degrees and the nighttime temperatures have ranged from 35 to 60 degrees.
During cool weather, I watered the garden at least every 3 days; during warm weather, I watered every day.
Apparently, something went terribly wrong. Any ideas?
I now want to try a different flowering groundcover that grows under six inches. What suggestions can you make?