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Groundcovers

These are ground covering plants that readily develop into a mass of stems, leaves, and / or flowers. Groundcovers act like a living mulch and once fully established often help to shade the ground beneath them which helps to reduce weeds. This is also a good way to make a statement in the garden or landscape or use these plants as fillers beneath and around larger growing plants.

A graceful medium to soft textured fern with fnger shaped foliage that is white with a narrow outline of bluish green. Albolineata Cretan Brake Fern is an easily grown tropical to tender perennial that slowly builds into an almost layered mound of foliage perfect for adding a cool lush tropical look whether as a container specimen or as part of the garden and landscape where hardy. Item# 11741

Grows To: 16-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered Shade, Cool Early Morning Sunlight
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
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Ashy Sunflower

Helianthus mollis

2-3" wide, yellow sunflowers are born along the tall stems in summer on this durable native perennial. The Ashy Sunflower will spread and develop into a ground covering mass of plants with age. Contrasting soft, gray green foliage. Easy, drought tolerant, and reliable even for tough locations. Use it as a mass planting for large areas or in native gardens and meadows. Native to nearly all of the eastern half of the US. Item# 10418.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 12-24"W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 5
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Baby Tears Pilea

Pilea depressa

Rounded medium green tiny leaves adorn this low trailing indoor plant. Item # 312.

Grows To: 12''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
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Tall spikes of lavender and purple flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful rich glossy green foliage in late summer and fall. An easy and hardy perennial. The leaf pattern was used extensively in Greek architecture. Bear's Breeches is a slowly spreading perennial that lends its form, flowers, and foliage to the shaded garden. This perennial needs good drainage and average moisture to perform well. Item# 3003.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, (Full sun in cooler climates)
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 14
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Belle Starr Gold Lantana produces a endless display of deep golden yellow, nectar rich, rounded flower clusters on a vigorous mounding to trailing plant with deep dark green glossy foliage acting as a backdrop. A 2015 LSU Agcenter Plant with Potential, this hardy Lantana attracts loads of butterflies, bees, smaller pollinators, and other garden beneficials and flowers from spring to frost. Use Belle Starr Gold Lantana as filler/spiller for medium to large containers or as a groundcovering perennial in the garden or landscape. It was named for the famous outlaw queen associated with James - Younger gang. Item# 11146

Grows To: 18-24''H x 2-3'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 26
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Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum, Hardy Ageratum, Blue Boneset

Conoclinium coelestinum, Eupatorium coelestinum

Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are born atop sturdy stems in summer and sometimes into fall. Blue Mistflower is a rhizomatous colonizing native perennial that may be best suited to naturalistic settings or among larger growing plants as a tall groundcover. Excellent for pollinators, particularly native bees. Item# 10458.

 

Grows To: 18-30"H x spreading, space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large clusters of lightly fragrant lavender-blue flowers are produced in early spring and are held well above the deep dark green foliage. Blue Moon Phlox was selected for its clusters of large full flowers and vigor. This is an excellent choice for lightly shaded gardens or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Provide shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Easy and reliable once established. The flowers provide early spring nectar to butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 11217

Grows To: 6-12"H and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 18
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Blue Star Japanese Aster, Kalimeris

Kalimeris incisa 'Blue Star', Boltonia incisa 'Blue Star'

Pale blue frilly 1 to 1-1/2" wide daisies with a nicely contrasting yellow center are produced beginning in late spring and through summer often continuing into fall atop a neat mound of deep green foliage. The Blue Star Japanese Aster is a tidy under-used clump-forming perennial selected for its exceptionally long flowering season that is sure to add delightful color to the garden and landscape but it also makes easy and exceptionally long-flower container specimens. The flowers are sure to attract a multitude of pollinators. Provide a full to mostly sunny site with a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Heat, sun, and humidity tolerant. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11682

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun to Mostly sunny is preferred, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 11
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Blue-Violet Tapien® Verbena

Verbena 'Tapien Blue-Violet', Glandularia 'Tapien Blue-Violet'

A nearly endless procession of vivid, deep bluish-purple flower clusters are born in mass above the low, ferny foliage of this wonderful free-flowering perennial Verbena. Perennial Verbenas make wonderful additions to the butterfly garden providing nectar even in late winter for early visitors. Use Blue-Violet Tapien Verbena as a groundcover, a spiller in containers, or as a beautiful hanging basket. Item# 10264.

Grows To: 4-6''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 16
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In midspring tall blue-gray flowers stalks are adorned with 2-4 grape juice purple buds open to 6" wide flowers with dark purple falls and slightly lighter medium purple standards with a yellow-orange 'beard' or nectar guide. Bobbie's Old Fashioned Purple Bearded Iris is an heirloom pass-a-along that appropriately has found its way to us from both sides of our family and we came to know it as "Bobbie's Purple" since Aunt Bobbie shared it with us. The steely blue-gray fans of foliage act as a wonderful foil for the dark colored flowers and the plants will eventually develop into a groundcover like group of plants. Provide this heirloom Bearded Iris with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Sold as individual plants actively growing is their own soil and container. Item# 11696

Grows To: 16-24"H, space at about 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 6
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Clusters of soft lavender pink, nicely fragrant flowers are borne in loose clusters in spring. The rich dark green, narrow foliage is nearly immune to powdery mildew! A vigorous ground-covering perennial that flowers over an extended period and attracts butterflies. Item# 3062.

Grows To: 12-18''H and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 2
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Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons

Marshallia trinervia

Flattened round 1-1/2" wide clusters of tiny light lavender tubular disc flowers are held well above the 12" high rich green foliage beginning in mid to late spring and lasting well into summer. The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons, Marshallia trinervia, is a rare low-growing rhizomatous native perennial that develops into a dense ground-covering mass of plants with an unaggressive nature. This easy to grow plant is more vigorous than its rarity might imply when given a moist to average moist, fertile soil rich in organic matter. Deciduous shade seems to be optimum providing full to mostly sunny conditions for the low rosettes of foliage in winter and light shade during the heat of the day in summer. With adequate moisture, it is reported to handle full sun to mostly sunny conditions even in summer, although, an eastern exposure with cool morning sunlight should be about perfect. Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons makes a wonderful low growing companion for Hydrangeas, larger Hostas, clump forming ferns, and other similar shade lovers. Item# 10767

Grows To: 6-12"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 6
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Buttercream Mounding Lantana

Lantana x 'Buttercream'

Similar to New Gold in habit and flower power, Buttercream Lantana produces clusters of golden yellow flowers that change to a soft golden yellow and finally to white. An excellent Greg Grant introduction with somewhat more of a pastel effect than that of New Gold. Great for butterflies and pollinators! Buttercream Lantana is a low growing mounding Lantana suitable for use as a groundcover, at the front of the garden, or spilling from containers. Item# 9904.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Thrift

Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'

The pink flowers of Candy Stripe are heavily edged in white making this a favorite among gardeners everywhere. In early spring it covers up in 1/2" wide flowers that provide nectar to a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Creeping Phlox or Thrift is a low maintenance, durable, low growing, native groundcover with finely textured foliage that is drought resistant once well established. Item# 10823.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W and larger in tropical climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Carolina Yellow Jessamine, Carolina Jasmine, Evening Trumpet Flower, Woodbine

Gelsemium sempervirens, Bignonia sempervirens, G. lucidum, G. nitidum, Jeffersonia sempervirens, Lisianthus sempervirens

Beautiful bright yellow trumpets herald the coming of spring! This is an easily grown and vigorous, yet dainty evergreen vine native to the SE U.S. The fragrance can stop you in your tracks on a night time garden stroll!  Item # 1208

Grows To: 10-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Chapel Hill Gold Lantana (mounding, golden yellow)

Lantana 'Chapel Hill Gold' PP 21539

Egg yolk yellow clusters of nectar rich flowers shine brightly against the dark glossy green foliage of Chapel Hill Gold Lantana throughout the growing season. An improvement over New Gold with larger flower clusters, increased vigor, as well as improved cold hardiness. Use Chapel Hill Gold as a groundcover in the garden and landscape or allow it to spill from large containers. Item# 10897.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 3-4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 30
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A vigorous mounding to spreading Lantana whose flowers opens egg yolk yellow and fade to a clean white while still retaining the dark yellow eye all against a backdrop of deep green foliage. Chapel Hill Sunny Side Up is one of the newest additions to this popular cold hardy Lantana series from the breeding work of Dr. Michael Dirr and company. The nectar rich flowers attract a myriad of pollinators including butterflies, bees, and other garden beneficials. Use Chapel Hill Sunny Side Up Lantana in medium to large containers and in the garden or landscape. It is vigorous and floriferous enough to be used a summer annual where not cold hardy. Item# 11470

Grows To: 18-24"H x 30-40"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Chapel Hill Yellow Lantana (mounding, soft yellow)

Lantana 'Chapel Hill Yellow' PP 19548

Not just another yellow Lantana, Chapel Hill Yellow is a superior selection that has the habit of New Gold but with the cold hardiness of Miss Huff. It produces clusters of primrose yellow flowers from spring to frost on a low and spreading plant and like all Lantana the flowers attract loads of butterflies and other pollinators. It is sure to brighten up gardens throughout zone 7 and easily lends itself to use as a groundcover in the garden and landscape or spilling from large containers. Item# 10808.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 4-5
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
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Chi-Chi Dwarf Pink Mexican Petunia is a lovely dwarf perennial that produces loads of pink trumpet shaped flowers tucked in among the dark green glossy foliage from spring to frost on a compact low mounding plant. This durable perennial makes a great border, groundcover, or makes a great addition to containers. Item# 917.

Grows To: 6-12"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 52
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Climbing Fig Vine, Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila, F. repens

The dainty rounded foliage of this tight clinging evergreen vine creates a striking rich green tapestry on any wall and is common in gardens across the south. Very tough, vigorous, and easy to grow. Item # 364.

Grows To: Tightly clinging vine to 20'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 4
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Up to 6" wide, fragrant, slightly rounded, white flower clusters arch away from their structure on semi-lax stems showing off numerous small white flowers that attract bees and butterflies. The dark green glossy foliage creates a strong contrast to the brilliant white flowers. This native Climbing Hydrangea is typically found growing where soils are consistently moist in shaded to filtered shade conditions. It is a hardy deciduous woody vine that uses a multitude of rootlets along its stems to grab onto structures for support and may be used as a groundcover as well. Only mature vertical growing stems produce the new growth that creates the early to midsummer flowering stems. A west central Louisiana selection. Item# 11080

Grows To: 20-40'H
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade, Filtered shade, Cool morning sunlight
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 13
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Loose clusters of sweetly fragrant white, star shaped blooms are born in mass in late spring and early summer on this vigorous and durable evergreen twining climber. Well established plants can provide intermittent flowering through summer. An excellent choice for arbors. Can be grown as a deep dense groundcover. Item # 1028.

Grows To: 30'H, 2'H as groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 19
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Correll's False Dragonhead is a rare but wonderful, seemingly more refined garden species that is as vigorous as it is beautiful. The dense spikes of purplish-pink, tubular, often speckled, flowers are held atop sturdy, 3' high stems in summer. Like most other Physostegias, Correll's False Dragonhead does spread by large rhizomes even in average soils. The leaves of this species are toothed, widest in the middle, sessile, and are almost always a rich dark green. Item# 10236.

Grows To: 3-7'H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 4
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Creeping Snake Herb

Dyschoriste linearis

1" purple flowers are born in the leaf axils over an extended period from late spring to fall. Creeping Snake Herb develops into a nice gray-green groundcover to about 8" high. A heat and sun loving perennial that has moderate drought resistance once well-established. Provide good drainage. Item# 10581.

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 11
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A graceful medium to soft textured fern with fnger shaped foliage that is white with a narrow outline of bluish green. Albolineata Cretan Brake Fern is an easily grown tropical to tender perennial that slowly builds into an almost layered mound of foliage perfect for adding a cool lush tropical look whether as a container specimen or as part of the garden and landscape where hardy. Item# 11741

Grows To: 16-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered Shade, Cool Early Morning Sunlight
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
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