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Sun Groundcover

Planting sun perennial groundcovers offers a multitude of benefits for your garden, making them valuable additions to sunny landscapes. Here are some key advantages:

Aesthetic Appeal:

  • Year-round visual interest: Many sun perennial groundcovers offer attractive foliage in various shades of green, gold, silver, burgundy, and even variegated patterns. Some varieties also boast vibrant blooms in spring or summer, adding pops of color throughout the season.
  • Textural contrast: Groundcovers provide textural diversity, breaking up monotony and creating visual interest alongside taller plants and hardscapes.
  • Living carpet effect: They form dense mats, filling in empty spaces and creating a cohesive, finished look in your garden.

Functional Benefits:

  • Weed suppression: Densely growing groundcovers effectively suppress weeds by blocking sunlight and competing for resources, reducing manual weeding needs.
  • Erosion control: Their root systems help hold soil in place, preventing erosion on slopes and inclines.
  • Improved soil health: Groundcovers contribute to healthy soil by enriching it with organic matter as they decompose, promoting soil moisture retention and aeration.
  • Reduced maintenance: Once established, most sun perennial groundcovers require minimal care, including infrequent watering, minimal fertilization, and little to no pruning.

Ecological Advantages:

  • Pollinator havens: Many flowering groundcovers attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, promoting biodiversity and supporting vital ecological functions.
  • Wildlife habitat: Dense mats provide shelter and nesting sites for beneficial insects, small animals, and even ground-dwelling pollinators.
  • Water conservation: Drought-tolerant varieties require less frequent watering, helping conserve water resources.

Additional Benefits:

  • Reduced splash back: Groundcovers growing around the base of plants can help minimize soil splash onto foliage, potentially reducing the spread of fungal diseases.
  • Muffled sound: Dense mats can help absorb sound, creating a more tranquil atmosphere in your garden.
  • Increased curb appeal: Well-maintained groundcovers can enhance the overall look and value of your property.

By considering these benefits and carefully selecting varieties suited to your specific needs and preferences, you can reap the rewards of planting sun perennial groundcovers for a beautiful, low-maintenance, and ecologically vibrant garden.

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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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