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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.
 

The dainty, round and pointed, heavily variegated olive green to coppery green foliage is randomly splashed with silver and white. This tiny trailing Hoya or Waxflower creates a dense mat of foliage that is perfect for spilling from larger containers where it can be used as a groundcover for larger tropicals, as a spiller for mixed containers, or as a dainty hanging basket specimen. Item# 10051.

Grows To: Trailing or climbing to 24"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Garlic Chives or Chinese Chives are similar to Society Garlic in foliage and durability but with a slightly lower growth habit and producing flat-topped clusters of white blooms from summer to fall. The nectar rich flowers are seemingly constantly abuzz with mainly smaller pollinators.The mildly garlic flavored foliage and flowers are widely utilized in Asian cuisine. Multiplies readily and may also reseed under good conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny position in average to well-drained soils. Each pot contains multiple plants. Item# 3084

Grows To: 6-12''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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One-sided, toothbrush-like, upward facing spikes of deep red hooked filaments spring erect from short purple to red-purple tubes from late winter to fall to potentially year-round. Guadi Chaudi Grevillea, a naturally occurring hybrid, is a very low growing, ground-hugging, naturally evergreen shrub with bronze and red-tinged oak-like foliage that can be readily used as a tough drought-resistant groundcover or allow it to spill over walls. Grevilleas need little supplemental water once well-established in the garden or landscape. Grevilleas may also be utilized as cut flowers. Do not use phosphorous containing fertilizers, especially in soil-less potting mixes and soils low in Iron. Item# 12641

Grows To: 1'H x 3-9'W potentially12-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

The large 1-1/2" long tubular color-changing flowers are produced in spike-like clusters from the leaf axils and start out yellow and fade through orange into red tones and are held on 3-4'H sturdy stems. The flowers are produced during the spring, where plants are not frozen to the ground, and/or in fall just in time for migrating hummingbirds. The Giant Cigar Plant, Cuphea micropetala, is a herbaceous, slowly spreading, upright to branching perennial cloaked in dark green glossy foliage. Considered by many to be the most reliably cold hardy Cuphea species surviving into zone 7B if provided a breathable winter mulch. It typically spreads stoloniferously and via rhizomes but is not considered invasive or aggressive. As with basically all Cupheas, the Giant Cigar is heat and sunloving and will benefit from average moisture, in fertile soils with average or better drainage. Where not hardy it can easily be maintained as a medium to medium-large container plant. Item# 429

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Golden Groundsel, Golden Ragwort, Butterweed

Packera aurea, Senecio aurea

Clusters of bright golden yellow upward facing daisies sit atop sturdy stems and emerge from rosettes of finely cut medium green foliage in early(8B) to midspring(6), depending on your cold hardiness zone. The flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Golden Groundsel is rhizomatous native perennial that readily develops into a groundcover and is tolerant of moist shaded conditions as well as in rain gardens, at the edges of ponds or other perennial water sources, or use it in naturalistic settings, roadsides, meadows and prairies. For optimum vigor this winter growing perennial prefers a consistently moist soil but can tolerate average moisture where it receives more shade. Item# 11803

Grows To: 16-30"H space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Great Clorox Disaster Paraguayan Night Shade, Blue Potato Bush, Solanum Vine

Lycianthes rantonnetii 'Great Clorox Disaster', Solanum rantonnetii

Bright creamy white and bluish green variegated foliage adorn the trailing stems and act as a contrasting foil for the royal purple, saucer shaped flowers that are produced throughout the growing season and may be followed by decorative bright red berries. The foliage alone makes it worth growing as a specimen plant or use it as a bright spiller or thrilling groundcover beneath larger plants. An especially beautiful form of Variegated Paraguayan Night Shade, the Great Clorox Disaster can also be trained onto a trellis and as a tree form. Item# 11039

Grows To: 8-16"H x 2-3
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Great Falls™ Iguazu Trailing Coleus

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Great Falls™ Iguazu' PPAF?

The mounding to trailing stems are adorned with beautifully variegated rounded foliage that is brushed with a patch of creamy white to pale yellow at its base that creates a stark contrast with the patches of burgundy, purple, and magenta all edged in a narrow band of blue-green. Great Falls™ Iguazu Coleus is a compact well-branched selection that is perfectly suited to create colorful hanging baskets, window boxes, specimen container plants, as a filler or spiller in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. This was the top-rated Coleus in 2017 trials at Penn State receiving a 4.96 out of a possible 5! Great Falls™ Iguazu Coleus is suitable for both shade and full sun conditions and it will prefer a moist to average moist, fertile, average to well-drained soil. Images courtesy of Dümmen Orange, all rights reserved. Item# 12406

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
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Great Falls™ Yosemite Trailing Coleus

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Great Falls™ Yosemite' PPAF?

The mounding to trailing stems are adorned with beautifully variegated rounded foliage that emerges a sunny yellow narrowly edged in medium green with the yellow transforming to contrasting creamy white once mature. Great Falls™ Yosemite Coleus is a compact well-branched selection that is perfectly suited to create colorful hanging baskets, window boxes, specimen container plants, as a filler or spiller in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. Great Falls™ Yosemite Coleus has unfading foliage that is suitable for both shade and full sun conditions and it will prefer a moist to average moist, fertile, average to well-drained soil. Images courtesy of Dümmen Orange, all rights reserved. Item# 12849

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Bright shade, Filtered sunlight, Shade
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Gregg's Mist Flower, West Texas Ageratum

Conoclinium greggii, C. dissectum, Eupatorium greggii

Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are borne atop short sturdy stems that are adorned with finely cut and softly textured, medium green foliage. The flowers attract loads of butterflies as well as other pollinators and Gregg's Mist Flower flowers most heavily beginning in late summer and lasting through fall. Its rhizomatous though non-aggressive nature makes this durable and drought resistant perennial an excellent addition to the garden where it can be utilized as a groundcover as well as in naturalistic settings. It does seem to prefer a little midday and afternoon shade, especially in the hottest summer climates and in dryer settings. Item# 10811.

Grows To: 18-24"H space about 12-18" apart
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun*
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Hairy Mountainmint, Whorled Mountainmint

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum

Dense clusters of dainty white to lavender tubular flowers top the hairy blue-green to green fragrant foliage in summer. The small nectar rich flowers of Hairy Mountain Mint attract a wide variety of pollinators, and are especially important to native bees. This is a rhizomatous native perennial that will readily spread especially in moist soils. Hairy Mountainmint, Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum, is native to the northcentral US, mainly Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and as far south as northern Mississippi. It is typically found in moist, calcareous soils but can tolerate drier sites where it is less likely to spread aggressively. Item# 11763

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W and spreading, space at about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Spikes of 1" blue to purple tubular flowers that are tipped with white on the lower two petals are produced over an extended period beginning in mid to late spring into late summer if moisture is adequate. Heartleaf Skullcap, Scuttelaria ovata, is a shade-loving rhizomatous groundcovering evergreen native perennial with heart-shaped foliage that emerges a purplish red to burgundy and maintains a tinge of that coloration even at maturity. This species is widely distributed throughout much of central and eastern US and extends into both Canada and northern Mexico. Heartleaf Skullcap is tolerant of dry shade once well-established which is one of the more difficult combinations for plants to thrive in. It will be most apt to flower longest under average moisture conditions. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11979

Grows To: 12-24"H x 15-18"W space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered shade, Light shade, Shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Herbstonne or Autumn Sun Green Eyed Coneflower, Shining Coneflower

Rudbeckia x 'Herbstonne', R. x 'Autumn Sun', R. laciniata 'Herbstonne', R. nitida 'Herbstonne'

Huge 4-6" bright yellow, green-eyed daisies are held on4-6'+ sturdy stems and produce an extended summer display. A reliable and vigorous clump forming perennial that is adored by butterflies and pollinators of all shapes and sizes. The rich green deeply cut foliage is disease and pest resistant. Deadhead spent flowers to extend the flowering season well into fall. Appreciates ample moisture when in growth. One of our favorites! Item# 9366.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 2-3'W, space about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Honorine Jobert Anemone, Windflower, Japanese Anemone

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Perennial of the Year in 2016, Missouri Botanic Gardens Plant of Merit, and a RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! As per Allan Armitage's Herbaceous Perennial Plants, 4th Edition "It has graced European gardens since the beginning of the American Civil War and is still the most popular and highly sought after white anemone today.". The clusters of 2-3" wide, pure white, upward facing flowers with yellow eyes are held high above the mass of deep green foliage on sturdy wiry, 3-4' high stems in fall. The flowers of this easy heirloom attract bees and other pollinators. Honorine Jobert Anemone is an easy to grow, clump forming, slowly spreading, shade tolerant perennial whose mass of 12" high, medium textured, deep green, Astilbe-like foliage makes a nice accent or groundcover even when the plants are not in flower. Anemones make good companions for spring flowering bulbs. Tough, easy, and reliable. Tolerant of *full sun in cool summer climates, elsewhere provide midday and afternoon shade or filtered shade. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12778

Grows To: 12-18"H x 16-24"W, 36-48"H at flowering
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun
3.5 inch Pots/ 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Hoya bilobata, hoya

Hoya bilobata, H. tsangii

One of the daintiest of Hoyas with small olive green foliage and produces 1-2" clusters of tiny brick red flowers with pink centers. The foliage can vary from being heart-shaped to simple. When grown in full sun the leaves typically develop red margins. Grow in hanging baskets or on a small trellis. Item# 3090.

Grows To: Trailing or climbing to 24"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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The medium to light green narrow elongated canoe-shaped foliage, sometimes with a bluish tinge, is often edged with a narrow dark purple to black line and adorns the lax stems from which the flattened, hanging clusters of dark maroon rounded flowers are produced in late spring and summer. Hoya wayetii is an exceptionally easy and rewarding specimen that is well suited to hanging basket culture but can also be enjoyed on a small trellis or other support for the twining to trailing vines. A reliable specimen for those new to Hoya culture that can be enjoyed both as a windowsill plant or a warm season container for shaded porches and patios. Item# 12175

Grows To: Mounds to 1-4"H, Trails or climbs to 24"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool early AM sunlight, Filtered sunlight
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The medium to light green narrow elongated canoe-shaped foliage, sometimes with a bluish tinge, is often edged with a narrow dark purple to black line and adorns the lax stems from which the flattened, hanging clusters of dark maroon rounded flowers are produced in late spring and summer. Hoya wayetii is an exceptionally easy and rewarding specimen that is well suited to hanging basket culture but can also be enjoyed on a small trellis or other support for the twining to trailing vines. A reliable specimen for those new to Hoya culture that can be enjoyed both as a windowsill plant or a warm season container for shaded porches and patios. Item# 12692

Grows To: Mounds to 1-4"H, Trails or climbs to 24"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool early AM sunlight, Filtered sunlight
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Hummingbird's Lunch Cigar Plant, Cuphea

Cuphea 'CUPP1751' PP32525

This plant covers up in 1" bright cherry red tubular flowers that are tipped in nicely contrasting sunny yellow and are sure to provide a feast of nectar for hummingbirds and other long-tongued pollinators. Hummingbird's Lunch Cuphea is a well-branched, naturally mounding plant to 24"H x 36"W that revels in the heat and sun of summer offering up a riot of continuous color for hanging baskets, window boxes, container specimens, in mixed container gardens as well as in the garden and landscape. This exciting new hybrid Cuphea has received top marks in trials across the US! Provide a full sun to part shade site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of PlantHaven International, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12407

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-36"W space about 12" or more apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Katie Pink Dwarf Ruellia, Dwarf Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Florida Bluebells

Ruellia caerulea 'Katie Pink', R. brittoniana, R. tweediana, R. malacosperma

Katy Dwarf Pink Mexican Petunia is a lovely dwarf perennial that produces loads of pink trumpet shaped flowers tucked in among the narrow 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. The flowers of Ruellias attract bees, butterflies, and even the occassional hummingbird although they would not be as likely to get this near the ground. Where winters experience freezing temperatures (zones 8A-9B) this tough little tropical perennial may freeze back to near ground level but generally readily returns in spring once soil temperatures begin to warm. Item# 917

Grows To: 6-12"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade

Katie White Dwarf Ruellia, Dwarf Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Florida Bluebells

Ruellia caerulea 'Katie's White', R. brittoniana, R. tweediana, R. malacosperma

White Katie Dwarf Mexican Petunia is a lovely dwarf perennial that produces loads of pure white trumpet shaped flowers that shine brightly against 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 # 9284.

Grows To: 6-12"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Kim Carolina Phlox, Thickleaf Phlox

Phlox carolina subsp. carolina 'Kim'

Clusters of pinkish purple flowers with a white eye sit atop sturdy stems and are borne in late spring and early summer. Kim Carolina Phlox is a slowly spreading evergreen perennial well suited to the front of the garden and its nectar rich flowers attract a variety of pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds. A disease and mildew resistant easy care native. Item# 10913.

Grows To: 18-24''H at flowering and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

La Bufa Rosa White Rainlily

Zephyranthes 'La Bufa Rosa White'

Widely flaring white, up to 2" wide flowers are borne from spring through fall with flowers appearing in greatest abundance after rains. With arching to upright narrow strap-like foliage and excellent durability rainlilies make a good choice for the front of the perennial border. Use them in mass plantings to great effect. Multiplies readily and often readily reseed. Tolerant of sun or shade and wet or dry although the best flowering is likely to occur with a sunnier location. Item# 10934.

Grows To: 10-12''H x 12-14''W
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Landscape Bandana® Pink Lantana (mounding, pink and primrose)

Lantana camara 'Landscape Bandana Pink' PPAF

Clusters of nectar rich flowers open a creamy yellow and deepen to nice rosey pink on a trailing to mounding plant. Landscape Bandana® Pink Lantana was selected for its low trailing to mounding habit, rich color, reduced seed set, and increased reliability. The new Landscape Bandana® Lantanas show improved hardiness, a low mounding habit, drought resistance, and require little to no deadheading to keep them flowering continuously throughout the growing season. Item# 11215

Grows To: 18"H x 36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Louisa's Hardy Calathea, Prayer Plant

Goeppertia louisae, Calathea louisae

Dark green elongated foliage with wavy edges is heavily variegated with contrasting lighter patches along the midvein reaching nearly to the edge of the leaf. Louisa's Hardy Calathea or Prayer Plant, Goeppertia louisae previously Calathea louisae, is a suprisingly hardy and tough low growing tropical groundcover that thrives in moist shaded conditions in the garden as well as in containers. This Brazilian beauty readily multiplies under good conditions making an easy and forgiving indoor or shaded porch or patio specimen and can also be grown beneath larger plants that like similar conditions. Provide a moist to average moist well-drained fertile soil and high humidity for optimum growth and vigor. Item# 12289

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W space about 8" or more apart
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool sunlight like very early morning sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A beautiful and compact selection of our native Woodland Phlox, Louisiana Blue produces large clusters of purplish-blue flowers that are held above the rich green foliage in early spring. An easy to grow groundcover that does well in deciduous shade since it is a winter and early spring growing perennial. Provide a well-drained soil, acid soil with partial shade during summer for the best results. Item# 9410.

Grows To: 6-12"H space at 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The dainty, round and pointed, heavily variegated olive green to coppery green foliage is randomly splashed with silver and white. This tiny trailing Hoya or Waxflower creates a dense mat of foliage that is perfect for spilling from larger containers where it can be used as a groundcover for larger tropicals, as a spiller for mixed containers, or as a dainty hanging basket specimen. Item# 10051.

Grows To: Trailing or climbing to 24"+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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