Groundcover

Gardening Guide

Groundcover

Ajuga

Ajuga reptans
Fast, low growing evergreen groundcover. Leaves can be variegated or in shades of bronze, purple and green. Produces clusters of bright blue flowers on tall spikes. Excellent groundcover.

6" tall x 24" wide

Part shade to shade

Algerian Ivy

Hedera canariensis
Beautiful clinging vine with glossy, thick, leathery foliage with distinctive red stems. A tough and durable groundcover. Wonderful beneath large trees and shrubs or covering shady banks or hillsides.

6" tall x spreading

Part shade to shade

Asian Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum
Choice groundcover with oval, glossy green leaves. Forms a tight mat of foliage. Will trail along the ground or cling to walls. Spreads by runners. Good cover for shrub beds or under trees.

6-12" tall x spreading

Full sun to part shade

Snow N Summerâ„¢ Asian Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum ‘Snow N Summer’
An extremely colorful selection. New foliage emerges striking pink then turns white. Mature foliage is variegated white and emerald green. Perfectly suited as a groundcover, this selection is quick to grow.

6-12" tall x spreading

Full sun to part shade

English Ivy

Hedera helix
Dark green lustrous leaves cover this vigorous, self-clinging vine. Top choice for climbing fences, walls and arbors. Interesting as an espalier. Nice addition to containers or hanging baskets. Also used commonly as groundcover.

1' tall x spreading

Part shade to shade

Giant Liriope

Liriope gigantea
Tufted evergreen perennial groundcover with grasslike foliage. Purple flower spikes rise above the foliage in summer. Metallic-blue berries follow flowers. Superior edging or border for partially shaded areas.

3' tall x 3' wide

Full sun to shade

Green Liriope

Liriope muscari
Grasslike, clumping plant that makes an excellent border plant. May also be massed for use as a groundcover. Blue-purple flower spikes rising above foliage in summer. Very adaptable plant to a wide range of cultural conditions.

15" tall x 24" wide

Full sun to shade

Silver Dragon Liriope

Liriope muscari ‘Silver Dragon’
A versatile evergreen perennial groundcover with dark green, narrow, grass-like foliage highlighted by silvery-white vertical striping. Pale purple flowers are followed by whitish-green berries.

10" tall x 15-18" wide

Part shade

Variegated Liriope

Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’
This medium-growing ground cover has variegated evergreen leaves. It forms a dense mat of foliage which looks great beneath large trees and shrubs. Purple flowers are produced in the summer months.

12-18" tall x 12-18" wide

Full sun to part shade

Mondo Grass

Ophiopogon japonicus
Dark green grass-like groundcover with dark green foliage. Spreads by underground runners. A perfect larger border along paths and walkways. Really nice effect as a large scale groundcover. Grows well in constantly moist soils.

10' tall x spreading

Part shade to shade