GROUND COVER PERENNIALS 2017-03-06T10:56:13+00:00

 

PERENNIALS THAT SERVE AS
EFFECTIVE GROUND COVERS

Achillea tomentosa (Woolly Yarrow)
Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’ (Bishop’s Weed) – very aggressive
Ajuga (Bugleweed)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle)
Anemone canadensis (Canada Windflower)
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop Windflower)
Antennaria (Pussy Toes)
Arabis (Rock Cress)
Armeria (Thrift)
Artemisia stelleriana ‘Boughton Silver’ / ‘Silver Brocade’ (Beach Wormwood)
Asarum canadense (Canada Wild Ginger)
Asarum europaeum (European Ginger)
Aster cordifolius/Symphyotrichum cordifolium (Heart-leaved Aster)
Aster divaricatus / Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster)
Aster macrophyllus/Eurybia macrophylla (Large-leaved Aster)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Japanese Painted Fern)
Bergenia (Pigsqueak)
Brunnera macrophylla (False Forget Me Not)
Calamintha (Calamint)
Callirhoe involucrata (Wine Cups)
Carex (Sedges) – numerous low-growing types for both sun & shade
Cerastium (Snow in Summer)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Cystopteris bulbifera (Bulblet Bladder Fern)
Cystopteris fragilis (Fragile Fern)
Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pink)
Dianthus gratianopolitanus (Cheddar Pink)
Epimedium (Barrenwort)
Euphorbia corollata (Flowering Spurge)
Filipendula vulgaris (Dropwort)
Fragaria (Ornamental Strawberry)
Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Geranium x cantabrigiense (Hybrid Cranesbill)
Geranium macrorrhizum (Bigroot Cranesbill)
Geranium maculatum (Wild Cranesbill)
Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill)
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)
Gypsophila repens (Creeping Baby’s-breath)
Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)
Herniaria glabra (Common Burstwort)
Heuchera (Coral Bell)
Hosta (Hosta)
Iberis (Candytuft)
Iris cristata (Crested Iris)
Lamiastrum galeobdolon (Yellow Archangel) –
‘Florentinum’/’ Variegatum ‘ is very aggressive
Lamium maculatum (Spotted Dead Nettle)
Lysimachia nummularia (Moneywort)
Mitella diphylla (Bishop’s Cap)
Nepeta (Catmint)
Oenothera macrocarpa (Ozark Sundrops)
Opuntia (Prickly Pear)
Origanum (Ornamental Oregano)
Pachysandra (Spurge)
Packera aurea/Senecio aureus (Golden Ragwort)
Persicaria affinis (Himalayan Fleece Flower)
Persicaria bistorta (Common Bistort)
Phalaris arundinacea (Ribbon Grass) – very aggressive
Phlox (Creeping Phlox-Subulata Group)
Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)
Phlox stolonifera (Creeping Phlox)
Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)
Polemonium reptans (Creeping Jacob’s Ladder)
Polygonatum humile (Dwarf Solomon’s Seal)
Potentilla neumanniana ‘Nana’ (Spring Cinquefoil)
Potentilla tridentata/Sibbaldiopsis tridentata (Wineleaf Cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (Common Selfheal)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Ranunculus repens (Creeping Buttercup) very aggressive
Sagina subulata (Corsican Pearlwort)
Saponaria ocymoides (Rock Soapwort)
Sedum (Stonecrop) – numerous low creeping types, Stonecrops may also be found listed under the following generic names: Hylotelephium, Petrosedum, Phedimus,
Rhodiola & Sinocrassula
Sempervivum (Hen and Chicks)
Stachys (Betony)
Symphytum grandiflorum (Comfrey)
Tellima grandiflora (Alaska Fringecup)
Teucrium chamaedrys (Germander)
Thalictrum kiusianum (Kyushu Meadow Rue)
Thymus (Thyme)
Tiarella (Foamflower)
Vancouveria hexandra (American Barrenwort)
Veronica pectinata (Comb Speedwell)
Veronica prostrata (Rock Speedwell)
Veronica repens (Creeping Speedwell)
Veronica spicata ssp. incana (Woolly Speedwell)
Veronica ‘Tidal Pool’ – USPP 23341 (Speedwell)
Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’ (Speedwell)
Veronica ‘Whitewater’ – USPP 22783 (Speedwell)
Vinca minor (Periwinkle)
Viola (Violets)
Waldsteinia / Geum (Barren Strawberry)

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