Bell Flower Ground Cover

aegopodiumwide_pcojenDo you need to edge the front of a border, add foliage between flagstones or want an alternative to traditional mulch? Listed here are the hardy plants that cover the ground. These plants tend to spread and are usually short. Most offer flowers as well. If you have a rather large area to cover--as on a hillside--consider planting a vine and letting it spread and root into the ground.

As with other perennials flowers, some will do better in sun, while others prefer shade. Also, perennial flowers typically bloom most during one particular season but may overlap into another season. For instance, a late spring blooming perennial may continue on into summer. Our listing below is organized first by exposure (groundcovers for shade, groundcovers for sun). It is then further organized by the season in which the groundcover typically BEGINS blooming. (spring or summer)

Please Note: Availability of specific varieties listed below will vary depending upon time of season and sales.

SPRING BLOOMING Groundcovers for Shade

Burgundy Glow in bloom

Burgundy Glow foliage

Bugleweed / Carpet Bugle (Ajuga)

Height: 6"

Spread: 8"-10"

Bloom Color: Blue

Season of Bloom: Spring

Other Notes: Foliage can grow in shade under trees where grass is hard to establish. Flowers best in moist locations.

Varieties:

Burgundy Glow: tri-colored foliage of cream, burgundy and green. Fall color deepens to rose-bronze. Blue flowers

ajugaburgundyglow_pcowaltersgardensincBronze Beauty: burgundy green foliage with lilac colored flowers

Sparkler: a 'sparkly' new ajuga. In warm weather it sports shiny deep green leaves splashed with creamy white. As temps cool in fall the foliage blushes pink. Small blue flowers.

Bronze Beauty

Photo Courtesy Willoway Nurseries

Golden Anniversary

Anne Greenaway

Photo Courtesy Walters Gardens Inc

Chequers

Dead Nettle /Lamium (Lamium maculatum)

Height: 6"-12"

Spread: 6"-12"

Bloom Color: Pink or white

Season of Bloom: Late Spring to Early Summer

Other Notes: Brightens up a shady (or partly shady) spot. Can be planted in dry shade as under trees, where grass is hard to establish.

Golden Aniversary: Golden variegated leaves with lavender-pink flowers

Anne Greenaway: Gold, green, and silver leaves with pink blooms

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