Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ - Superb multi-colored evergreen foliage with wine red splashes and upright spire of deep blue flowers in spring. It soon knits together to form a low carpet of cream-edged leaves. Grows best in shaded areas but will adapt to morning sun. Tolerates sun or shade and poor soils. Use in rock gardens, as border plants, mass plantings and is great for preventing erosion. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, is deer resistant and a low allergen. Thrives in hard to grow shade! Zones 3 - 9
Ajuga Burgandy Glow
Ajuga reptans ‘Bronze Beauty’ - Attractive ground cover with colorful foliage and spikes of blue flowers in spring, Metallic bronze foliage with bright blue flowers. Grows best in shaded areas but will adapt to morning sun. Prefers moist soil with good drainage but will tolerate moderately dry areas. Avoid soggy conditions. Use in rock gardens, as border plants, mass plantings and is great for preventing erosion. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds, is deer resistant and a low allergen. Exceeds in hard to grow shady areas! Zones 3 - 9.
Ajuga Bronze Bugle
Ajuga x 'Chocolate Chip', is a useful ground cover with short spikes of blue flowers. This Ajuga has unusually narrow foliage of dark green, overlaid with chocolate-brown, forming a very low clump. It is most noted for its dwarf habit and its chocolate foliage. The flowers appear in spring and are 4” in height with a plant width of 12-18”. It is not as invasive as most other Ajuga and best-planted 6-9” apart. Cute little lanceolate leaves on this somewhat dwarf form of Ajuga. Beautiful blue flowers just keep coming. Zones 4 - 9
Ajuga Chocolate Chips
Epimedium rubrum 'Barrenwort' So prolific are the crimson and white flowers on this Epimedium that the wiry stems are obscured by the origami-looking blossoms. It’s best served by planting in shade, fancying either the woodland or rock garden. Blooms February–March. Size: 9" high x 12" wide; Zones 5 - 9.
Epimedium rubrum 'Barrenwort'
Epimedium x. versicolor 'Sulphureum' Soft yellow flowers in the spring with beautiful newly emergent foliage. The striking two tone effect does not last, with summer the leaves turn green. Very tough and adaptable, drought tolerant in shaded to partly shaded conditions when established, this genus is a favorite for ground cover in difficult areas. Zones 5 - 9
Epimedium versicolor x 'Sulphureum'
Euonomus coloratus - Purple Wintercreeper - Evergreen, trailing groundcover with 1 1/2" - 2" oval-shaped leaves turning burgundy in fall. Stems root along nodes. Excellent for erosion control. Rapid growth habit. Early spring pruning improves appearance. Tolerates any well-drained soil conditions. Spacing 12-18". Foot traffic is tolerated, but not encouraged. Zone 5 - 9
Euonomus coloratus - Wintercreeper
Hedera helix - English Ivy - One of the most adaptable and variable of all ground covers. English Ivy is an excellent ground cover and is particularly useful where little else will grow. Zone 4 - 9
Hedera helix - English Ivy
Hedera helix - Baltic Ivy - Different coloring and more varigation then English Ivy. One of the most adaptable and variable of all ground covers. Baltic Ivy is an excellent ground cover and is particularly useful where little else will grow. Zone 4 - 9
Hedera helix Baltic Ivy
Hedera helix - Mint Kolibri Evergreen climbing plant. A wonderful cream and mint green variegated leaf form which is refreshing and pleasing to the eye in any season. It has been awarded the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit. The true value of this climbing or trailing shrub is that it is evergreen and hardy and it creates all-year interest. Many climbing plant displays need the addition of a good Evergreen backdrop and Kolibri provides this with consistent results, great ground cover too. The helix part of the name refers to where there are spirals in the leaves. This variegated ivy can also be used in hanging baskets and patio containers due to its neat growth habit. Makes an excellent topiary vine for an absolutely stunning display. Prefers partial or full sun, Zones 5 - 10
Hedera Helix - Mint Kolibri
Hedera Helix - Pittsburg Ivy Vigorous, evergreen, self-clinging vine with 3- to 5-lobed, glossy leaves. Very hardy and trouble-free, though it should never be allowed to grow up the trunks of trees. Use as a groundcover, for climbing walls, or as a houseplant. Solid green ivies are highly tolerant of shade, while variegated ivies prefer part sun. Major pruning should be done in early spring. Prefers partial or full sun, Zones 5 - 10
Hedera Helix - Pittsburg Ivy
Hedera Helix Ivy's also available: Algerian, Varigated Algerian, Anne Marie, Glacier, Gold Child & Needlepoint
Liriope muscari - "Big Blue" Lilyturf - Liriope is a spreading, mounding grassy- leaved perennial. It thrives in well drained soil, sun or shade. It tolerates heat, humidity, drought, heavy shade, and tree root competition. An excellent choice for edging, borders, or around trees and slopes. Zones 4 - 10
Liriope Big Blue
Liriope muscari - "Variegata" Lilyturf - Liriope is a spreading, mounding grassy- leaved perennial. It thrives in well drained soil, sun or shade. It tolerates heat, humidity, drought, heavy shade, and tree root competition. An excellent choice for edging, borders, or around trees and slopes. Zones 4 - 10
Liriope muscari “Majestic” Lilyturf - is a strong grower that gets up to 18-20” inches tall. Beautiful, rich violet, crested flower spikes above the foliage make a nice summer accent. A superb ground cover, edging or border plant. Partial sun. Zones 5 - 10
Liriope muscari “Monroe White” - has spikes of white flowers in September, followed by the black berries above grassy green 12” foliage. Works best in shade but will also do well in sun. Use in mass as an under-story planting to specimen trees or shrubs, as a border planting, or for edging. Plant 12-18” apart. Zones 4 -10.
Liriope Monroe White
Liriope muscari - 'Royal Purple' Lilyturf Spreading, mounding grassy- leaved perennial. Royal Purple has beautiful Purple/Blue flower spikes. It thrives in well drained soil, sun or shade. It tolerates heat, humidity, drought, heavy shade, and tree root competition. An excellent choice for edging, borders, or around trees and slopes. Zones 4 - 10
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
Liriope "spicata" Creeping Lilyturf Spicata quickly forms a thick mat of evergreen foliage and is known to withstand colder temperatures than other Liriope although its flowers are just a bit smaller and not as showy. Flowers are pale lavender and appear in July – August close to the grassy 12” foliage. Best used as a groundcover to cover a large area or embankment. Zones 5 - 10
‘Liriope spicata “Silver Dragon” has slender, highly variegated green and white leaves and lavender flowers. It reaches about 12” tall. ‘Silver Dragon’ is great for lighting up a dark area. It does not grow as densely as most lilyturf. Startling contrast with black mondo grass. Blooms in late summer. Zones 5 - 10.
Liriope Silver Dragon
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Common Mondo Grass' Common mondo grass is 6 - 8 " height, also known as monkey grass (Ophiopogon japonicus), is an evergreen, sod-forming perennial. The scientific name is derived from ophis = snake, and pogon = beard, most probably referring to the flower spike. Mondo grass is quite often confused with liriope. However, the leaves of mondo grass are more narrow than those of liriope, the smaller flowers are hidden by the leaves. Zones 5 - 9
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Common Mondo'
Ophiopogon japonicus ‘Nana’ - At 3”, this dwarf variety of Mondo Grass has very dark green, grass-like foliage. This is a dependable performer if given the shady moisture-retentive soil it likes. A great rock garden choice as well as shady ground cover. Plant 6-10” apart. Zones 5 -10.
Ophiopogon Nana Dwarf Mondo
Ophiopogon japonicus "Super Dwarf" - "Kyoto Mondo" - At 1”, this super dwarf variety of Mondo Grass appears as a very tight, compact and shorter version of ‘Nana’, with tiny, narrow green foliage. Part sun to shade, prefers moisture-retentive soil but will tolerate some heavier soils. A great rock garden choice as well as ground cover. Slower to spread than ‘Nana’. Plant 4-8” apart. Zones 5 -10.
Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Ebony Knight’ The unique black, grass-like leaves are a color rarity among plants. At 6”, ‘Ebony Knight’ reminds us of Liriope with its grassy foliage. It has rather insignificant pale pink – white flowers in early fall followed by black berries. While slow growing, it is most frequently used as edging or as a ground cover that forms dense grass-like turf. Try it with our Hostas, light colored Heuchera or Japanese Painted Ferns for a dynamic effect. Plant 8-10” apart. Zones 5 - 10.
For deep to lightly-shaded areas, this little toughie slowly colonizes to fill areas beneath woodland trees and shrubs. Coarsely-toothed leaves radiate from stems and create a dense, lush green carpet. Silver mottling dots the leaves with a subtle, irregular, variegated leaf pattern, reminiscent of rain splashes. In Zone 7b and warmer, plants are evergreen. Older foliage may look tired in late winter; you can choose to remove the old leaves or wait until the new foliage rises above it in spring. Be mindful of the tiny, early spring flower spikes though, to avoid loss of possible seed.
Pachysandra terminalis - A dense, lustrous evergreen, trailing vine-type ground cover, white flowers in spring. Plant 6" apart for instant effect and in two years a solid ground cover. Grows in any soil. Water liberally. VERY HARDY. Grows in sun or shade, to a uniform height of 6". Zones 4 - 9
Vinca minor - Myrtle - Vinca minor (periwinkle) is a perennial evergreen ground cover that is winter hardy. It has a height of 6 " although runners may trail long distances on the ground. The runners root at the node under moist conditions. The thick glossy leaves form a good ground cover. It is adapted to mild climates. It usually requires part shade and ample moisture, but will tolerate full sun if it is adequately watered. Zones 4 - 9.