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Groundcover Plants

Ground covers are usually low-growing, often spreading plants that form a uniform layer of foliage when planted close together. Ground covers range from very low-growing plants that are just a few inches high to more shrubby types that are several feet high. With a broad array of colors and textures from which to choose, groundcovers can add beauty to the landscape, plus provide soil cover, retard weed growth, and protection from erosion or drought.

  • Inhibit weed growth
  • Add color and texture
  • Unify the garden
  • Help define space

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When asked about the fastest spreading perennial groundcovers, depending on conditions, frequent recommendations often include:

Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata): A low-growing perennial with masses of pink, lavender, or white flowers in spring. It thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia): A fast-growing groundcover with small, bright green leaves and yellow flowers in summer. It tolerates sun to full shade and moist soil.

Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed): A low-growing perennial with glossy green or bronze leaves and spikes of blue flowers in spring. It prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Liriope spicata (Lilyturf): An evergreen perennial with arching green leaves and spikes of purple flowers in late summer. It tolerates full sun to full shade and well-drained soil.

Cerastium tomentosum (Snow in Summer): A low-growing perennial with silvery-white foliage and tiny white flowers in summer. It thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge): An evergreen perennial with dark green leaves. It tolerates full shade to part shade and moist soil.

Vinca minor (Periwinkle): An evergreen perennial with blue or purple flowers in spring. It tolerates full shade to part shade and moist soil.

Ajuga Reptans Burgundy Glow (Bugleweed): Ajuga reptans with burgundy foliage. It has the same sun, shade, and soil preferences as the green Ajuga reptans.

Thymus praecox (Creeping Thyme): A low-growing perennial with fragrant green leaves and pink or purple flowers in summer. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Nepeta x faassenii (Catmint): A low-growing perennial with lavender flowers in summer. It thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Veronica liwanensis (Chinese Speedwell): A low-growing perennial with blue flowers in summer. It prefers full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Arenaria serpyllifolia (Irish Moss): A low-growing evergreen perennial with tiny green leaves. It tolerates full sun to full shade and well-drained soil.

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff): A low-growing perennial with fragrant white flowers in late spring. It prefers full shade to part shade and moist soil.

Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle): A low-growing perennial with variegated foliage and pink, purple, or white flowers in spring. It tolerates full sun to part shade and moist soil.

Sedum spurium (Stonecrop): A low-growing succulent with fleshy green leaves and pink or purple flowers in summer. It thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift): A low-growing perennial with grassy green leaves and pink or white flowers in summer. It tolerates full sun to part shade and well-drained soil.

Hypericum calycinum (Aaron's Beard):

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    Acorus g. 'Ogon' (3.5 inch pot)

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (3.5-inch pot)Common name: Golden Variegated Sweet Flag Height: 8-12 Inches Spread: 6-12 Inches Hardiness Zone: 5/6-10 Sun to Part-Shade Prefers afternoon shade in Southern zones Bright golden and green striped grass-like...

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  • Acorus gramineus Ogon 10ct Quarts Acorus gramineus Ogon 10ct Quarts

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (10)ct Quarts

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' Common name: Golden sweet flag, golden Japanese sweet flag, or Japanese rush (a.k.a. 'Wogon'). Zone: (5) 6 to 10, evergreen in warm zones. Sun to part shade, aquatic or wetland perennial.Mature size: 6 to 12 inches tall, with...

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  • Acorus gramineus Ogon 18ct Flat Acorus gramineus Ogon 18ct Flat

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (18)ct Flat

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (18)ct Flat Common name: Golden sweet flag, golden Japanese sweet flag, or Japanese rush (a.k.a. 'Wogon'). Zone: (5) 6 to 10, evergreen in warm zones. Sun to part shade, aquatic or wetland perennial.Mature size: 6 to 12...

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  • Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (4) 1-gallons

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (4) 1-gallons

    Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' (4) 1-gallons Common name: Golden sweet flag, golden Japanese sweet flag, or Japanese rush (a.k.a. 'Wogon'). Zone: (5) 6 to 10, evergreen in warm zones. Sun to part shade, aquatic or wetland perennial.Mature size: 6 to 12...

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  • Ajuga Chocolate Chip 10ct Flat Ajuga Chocolate Chip 10ct Flat

    Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' (10)ct Flat

    Ajuga "Chocolate Chip" (10)ct Flat a/k/a Carpenters Herb, Comfrey, Creeping Bugleweed, Creeping Carpet Bugle, Sicklewort Zone 4 to 9, maybe 3 to 10, Sun to full shade, at least 3 to 4 hours of sun for best foliage color .Mature foliage height 3 to...

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  • Ajuga "Chocolate Chip" (4) 1-gallons Ajuga "Chocolate Chip" (4) 1-gallons

    Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip' (4) 1-gallons

    Ajuga "Chocolate Chip" (4) 1-gallons a/k/a Carpenters Herb, Comfrey, Creeping Bugleweed, Creeping Carpet Bugle, Sicklewort Zone 4 to 9, maybe 3 to 10, Sun to full shade, at least 3 to 4 hours of sun for best foliage color .Mature foliage height 3 to...

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  • Ajuga r Catlins Giant 3.5 inch pot Ajuga r Catlins Giant 3.5 inch pot

    Ajuga r 'Catlin's Giant' (3.5 inch pot)

    Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (3.5-inch pot)Common Name: 'Catlin's Giant' Bugleweed Height: 5-7 Inches Spread: 18-24 Inches Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Sun to Shade Part Shade is preferred in Hot Summer Zones Evergreen to Semi-evergreen Large, Bronze Purple...

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  • Ajuga r Burgundy Glow 3.5 inch pot Ajuga r Burgundy Glow 3.5 inch pot

    Ajuga r. 'Burgundy Glow' (3.5 inch pot)

    Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (3.5-inch pot)Common Name: Burgundy Glow Bugleweed Height: 3-4 Inches Spread: 18-24 Inches Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Sun to Shade Part Shade is preferred in Hot Summer Zones Evergreen to Semi-evergreen Tri-color foliage - green,...

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