Ground Covers

Ground covers suitable for use between paving stones

(or as an edging) in sunny situations.

Acaena microphylla - New Zealand Bur

Achillea tomentosa  - Woolly Yarrow

Aethionema warleyense - Stone Cress

Ajuga reptans - Ajuga, Carpet Bugle

Antennaria rosea - Pussytoes

Anthemis nobilis - Chamomile

Arabis species - Wall Rock Cress

Arenaria montana - Mountain Sandwort

Arenaria verna caespitosa - Moss Sandwort

Moss Sandwort

Armeria species - Thrift, Sea Pink

Artemisia pontica - Roman Wormwood

Artemisia schmidtiano (nana) - 'Silvermound'

Artemisia stelleriana - Dusty Miller

Aubrieta deltoidea - False Rock Cress

Aurinia saxatilis - Basket - of - Gold

Campanula carpatica - Carpathian Bellflower

Campanula glomerata - Clustered Bellflower

Campanula portenschlagiano - Dalmatian Bellflower

Cerastium tomentosa - Snow - in - Summer

Conradina verticillata - Cumberland Rosemary, Rabbit Bane

Cymbalaria muralis - Kenilworth Ivy

Kenilworth Ivy Kenilworth Ivy

Draba fladnizensis - Whitlow Grass

Draba siberica

Dianthus deltoides - Pinks

Festuca ovina glauca - Blue Fescue

Gypsophlia repens - Creeping Baby's Breath

Houstonia (Hedyotis) caerulea - Bluets

Iberis sempervirens - Candytuft

Inula ensifolia - Swordleaf Inula

Juniperus conferta - Shore Juniper

Juniperus procumbens nana - Japanese Garden Juniper

Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii - Blue Rug Juniper

Laurentia pluvialis - Laurentia

Lavandula angustifolia - Lavender

Matricaria - Turfing Daisy

Mazus reptans - Mazus

Muehlenbeckia axillaris - Wire Plant

Phlox procumbens - Trailing Phlox

Phlox subulata - Moss Pink

Sagina subulata - (Arenaria) - Pearlwort

Sedum - Stonecrop

Thymus – Thyme

Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' - 'Georgia Blue' Veronica

Ground covers suitable for use between paving stones

in semi-shady situations

Aegopogon Podagraria - Gout Weed Bishop's Weed

Aegopogon Podagraria 'variegata' - Variegated Bishop's Weed

Asarum candatum - West Coast Ginger

Asarum europeum - European Ginger

Asarum shuttle worthii - American Ginger

Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Lily of the Valley

Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry

Euonymus fortunei - Wintercreeper Euonymus

Liriope muscari - Lilyturf

Linnarea borealis - Twinflower

Lysimachia nummularia - Moneywort

Mitchella repens - Partrigeberry

Ophiopogon japonicus - Mondo Grass

Pachysandra procumbens - Alleghey Spurge

Pachysandra terminales - Pachysandra

Paxistima (Pachistima) canbyi - Cliff Green, Mountainlover, Ground Holly

Saxifraga stolonifera - Strawberry Geranium

Shortia galicifolia - Oconee Bells

Tiarella cordifolia - Foamflower

Vinca minor - Myrtle, Periwinkle Myrtle

Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert' - 'Ralph Shugert' Myrtle

Vinca minor 'Sterling Silver' - 'Sterling Silver' Myrtle

Low Shrubs for Ground cover in shady situations.

Berberis x gladwynensis 'Wm. Penn' - Barberry (LS)

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'prostrata' - Japanese Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' -  Japanese Plum Yew

Cotoneaster apiculatus - Cranberry Cotoneaster (LS)

Cotoneaster dammeri - Bearberry Cotoneaster (LS)

Cotoneaster horizontalis - Rockspray Cotoneaster (LS)

Ilex crenata 'Beehive' - Japanese Holly

Ilex crenata 'Helleri' - Japanese Holly

Leucothoe axillaris - Coast Leucothoe (WP)

Leucothoe fontanesiana - Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush

Fetterbush Fetterbush

Microbiota decussata - Russian Arborvitae

Paxistima canbyi - Mountain Lover, Ground Holly

Rhododendron wilsonii (x laetevirons)

Sarcococca hookerana 'Humilis' - Sweet Box (WP)

Skimmia japonica - Japanese Skimmia (WP)

Skimmia reevesiana - Reeve's Skimmia (WP)

Stephanandria incisa 'Crispa' - Cutleaf Stephanandra

Taxus baccata rependens - English Spreading Yew

Key

(WP) Absolutely must have winter shade protection

(LS) Light shade plants

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