Perennial Peanut 1 gallon
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant per square foot
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: leaf tips yellowing means lack of iron
harvest notes: not edible
Perennial peanut is a leguminous ground cover from the Tropical regions of South America that has become very popular recently in Florida for use as a replacement for grass. It works so well as a ground cover that even the city uses it now in roadway medians and public parks! You can find this plant everywhere in Miami once you start looking; the parking lot of Whole foods, the boardwalks along South Beach, and even in front of fancy hotels in Brickell. To establish a ground cover quickly you can space plants 1 square foot apart and let them grow into each other and form a matt, but you can also space them further apart if you want to trade the financial investment of all of those plants for the time it takes to wait for it to spread further and fill in. perennial peanut bonus: the tiny yellow flowers are edible!