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Is Blue Star Creeper poisonous to cats?

Last Updated: 27th June, 2020

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Is the plant considered toxic or poisonous to people, kids, pets? Keep kids and pets away from Blue Star Creeper because all parts are toxic if ingested. Additionally, people with sensitive skin may experience an allergic reaction when handling the plant.

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Just so, does Blue Star Creeper spread?

Blue Star Creeper Growing Instructions Blue star creeper can spread 18 inches wide so space plants at least a 8 to 10 inches apart for a solid carpet of color. Blue star creeper is not recommended for human or animal consumption.

Beside above, how do I get rid of blue star creeper? Cover the grass growing around the blue star creeper with a sheet, cardboard or another protective shield. Spray the foliage of the unwanted plant, on a dry, calm day, with a nonselective herbicide, such as a ready-to-use glyphosate product.

In this manner, is Blue Star Creeper invasive?

Blue star creeper is not an invasive plant by classification, but it can grow in a pattern that resembles an invasive species if you make its growing environment favorable to explosive growth.

How long does it take for creeping thyme to grow from seed?

14 to 28 days

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