So this Canary Creeper gives nectar also? Does it need much water? I have places I can place them but a lot of those places are a couple of hundred yards from water sources.
Jerry, I have to speak honestly here, I would not want any kind of plant failure by telling a lie.
I do not actually know if the creeper provides nectar, I would certainly imagine so, without a doubt, but I cannot tell you for sure. I know for a fact that the plants provides LOTS of pollen, it was covered with bees in the late summer. I actually didn't even know for a long time that there were bees on it until I was walking by it one day and I heard the bees. It made my head turn to see where the humming bees sounds were coming from. In that part of the garden I always plant the Heliotrope, calendula and sedum, among others. The bees here love these plants too, so I thought that was where the bee sounds were coming from. WRONG. Canary creeper surely.
Now about the water source. I cannot speak for what water table occurs in your area, how hot it is during summer, I am stuck there.
I will tell you about my climate in summertime, maybe this may help you ascertain if you can plant the creeper a couple of hundred yards from a water source. You may need to tell me what types of plants thrive in the area away from the water source, I could probably make a fairly accurate answer.
This summer was considered a drought situation in our normaly fairly wet climate. We did not have rain for the month of July and August, and well into September. That is a long time. I watered my gardens probably only about 3 times during this drought. I am of the belief that the water table is reasonably high. But I don't think that this creeper requires an extremely high amount of water. It is considered a succulent in my eyes, and they actually PREFER to have the drier conditions.
I grew the creeper on the west side of my house. It receives sun from 12:00 PM to sundown, hot, hot, hot. The creeper grew up the side of a white house, hot, hot, hot. The garden slopes to the south, dry, dry, dry.
Our summertime temperatures are probably about 25-28 degrees celsius, sometimes we can go up into the low 30s, but rarely. But on the west side of the house in that garden it is smoking hot, let me tell you.
I think it can be grown anywhere, with conditions dry, not to say that it would probably love some water now and then.
You will have to make the decision from the information that I have provided if the plant would work there or not. Define your climate to me please. Great day. Cindi
P.S. Ann, anyone. This plant provides thousands of seeds, each one encased in a pod that has 3 seeds inside (if memory serves me). It is easy to save the seed and the plant can be yours forever more.
Oh ya, it is an annual, but I guess you figured it out.