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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.
 

Deep violet trumpets are born freely from late spring or early summer until first frost to year round under warm tropical conditions atop sturdy stems. Mayan™ Purple Ruellia or Mexican Petunia is a relatively new seed and pollen sterile selection that can spend more energy on flowering instead of adding unwanted seedlings to the garden. In many regards it is similar to but outperforms Purple Showers in overall flower power and disease resistance. It is also a tetraploid so the funnel-shaped flowers are slightly larger than your typical Mexican Petunias. The Mexican Petunia is a naturally evergreen, rhizomatous or spreading, tropical perennial that is grown as a die-back perennial in zones 8-9. It can be grown as a low maintenance container specimen plant, in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. It can also be used as a tall groundcover in difficult sites. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Provide Mexican Petunias with a full sun to part sun site in an average moist to wet, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12435

Grows To: 24-36''H 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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Pure white trumpets are born freely from late spring or early summer until first frost to year round under warm tropical conditions atop sturdy stems. Mayan™ White Ruellia or Mexican Petunia is a relatively new seed and pollen sterile selection that can spend more energy on flowering instead of adding unwanted seedlings to the garden. In many regards it is similar to but outperforms Purple Showers in overall flower power and disease resistance. It is also a tetraploid so the funnel-shaped flowers are slightly larger than your typical Mexican Petunias. The Mexican Petunia is a naturally evergreen, rhizomatous or spreading, tropical perennial that is grown as a die-back perennial in zones 8-9. It can be grown as a low maintenance container specimen plant, in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. It can also be used as a tall groundcover in difficult sites. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Provide Mexican Petunias with a full sun to part sun site in an average moist to wet, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12598

Grows To: 24-30''H 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade

Edged in broad bands of creamy white the medium green foliage of the Mezoo Variegated Ice Plant makes a wonderful low trailing plant to add to mixed container gardens, in hanging baskets, or in the ground. This is a drought resistant succulent perennial that produces finely petaled deep rosy red flowers that contrast nicely with the variegated foliage. Provide a well-drained soil and at least some sun for the best growth and flowering in a well-drained soil. Can be overwintered indoors where not hardy or use it as a vigorous annual. Item# 11235

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(*9A?,*8B?)
Grows To: 2-6"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Minnie Pearl Phlox, Thickleaf Phlox

Phlox carolina subsp. carolina 'Minnie Pearl', P. x 'Minnie Pearl'

Clusters of fragrant pure white flowers are produced atop sturdy 15-20" high stems in mid to late spring providing a feast of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Minnie Pearl Phlox, a selection of our native Phlox caroliniana, begins flowering earlier than Garden Phlox, Phlox paniculata, and is an easy slowly spreading, groundcovering perennial with excellent disease resistance. This plant was discovered along a Mississippi roadside by Karen Partlow and was introduced by Tony Avant of Plant Delights Nursery in 2003. With its easy and reliable nature it has quickly become an enduring native perennial for the garden and landscape as well as part of more naturalistic settings like meadows, prairies, and of course roadsides. Item# 12311 

Grows To: 15-20"H and slowly spreading, space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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The large lemony yellow, lightly fragrant, cupped flowers can reach up to 5" across and open from long showy pointed buds that are often tinged red with flowers opening in the evening and closing up the following morning. The flowers are held against a contrasting foil of dark green to gray green, narrow, glossy foliage and the plants are pollinated by Sphinx moths that are sometimes confused with hummingbirds. The Missouri Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa or O. missouriensis, is one of the most recognizable US native perennial wildflowers and has long been a desirable garden perennial for its showy flowers, toughness, and long season of flowering that can begin as early as midspring and may continue into mid and late summer. It is a clump-forming, taprooted perennial native to the west central US in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, southern Arkansas, and of course Missouri that is typically found in very well-drained, gravelly to sandy to loamy, typically alkaline, often dry soils. For the gardener in other parts of the country it will need excellent drainage in a relatively dry soil in a full to mostly sunny site to do well and it does not like to be crowded. The flowers are followed by large winged seedpods that are sometimes dried and used in cut flower arrangements and the plants may reseed on exposed soils. Item# 12803

Grows To: 12-18"H 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Morris Berd Smooth Phlox

Phlox glaberrima 'Morris Berd', P. carolina 'Morris Berd'

In spring to early summer clusters of rich rosy pink flowers are produced atop 18-24" high sturdy stems providing a feast for butterflies and hummingbirds. Morris Berd Smooth Phlox, a highly disease resistant selection of Phlox glaberrima or P. carolina depending on the source, is a clump-forming, slowly spreading rhizomatous native perennial that readily develops into a dense groundcovering mass of foliage and stems. This sunloving perennial is decidous in the colder portions of its range but may remain evergreen with purplish winter foliage in warmer winter regions. This easy to grow Phlox has proven to be highly resistant to powdery mildew and was in the top four in trials both at Mt. Cuba Center and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Provide Morris Berd Phlox with a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12318

Grows To: 20-24"H and slowly spreading, space about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Branched flowering stems produce 2-3" wide white flowers sometimes blushed with light lavender are produced over a long period in mid spring. A wide band and dots of golden yellow sit in the center of the outer petals or falls and a trio of light lavender petal like styles sit at the center of each flower. Nada Crested Iris readily colonizes shady sites and can even create a groundcover among tree roots. This durable Iris prefers average moist, well-drained sites and needs practically no care once established. Item# 1162

Grows To: 12-18''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade, Filtered Shade, Cool morning sunlight
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Never Never Plant, Prayer Plant, Ctenanthe

Ctenanthe setosa, Maranta setosa, Stromanthe setosa

The large, oval, green to blue green tropical foliage is heavily variegated with silvery white with a red-purple reverse and are perched at the ends of long red-purple petioles. The Never Never Plant, Ctenanthe setosa, is a suprisingly tough and cold hardy, rhizomatous, shade-loving tropical plant that can be grown as a container plant on a shaded porch or patio or utilize it as a low maintenance groundcover in mild winter climates (zones 9-10). It does prefer high humidity and so may need periodic misting or you can sit its container on a saucer full of rocks to supplement it. The stems of this Never Never Plant can reach nearly 3' high at maturity and like its cousins, the Prayer Plants, the leaves may fold up at night, they also have the ability to roll up to conserve moisture during dryer periods. Provide an average moist, fertile soil for optimum growth and vigor. Item# 12288

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W space about 8" or more apart
Outdoor Light: Shade, Light shade, Cool sunlight like very early morning sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A butterfly and pollinator magnet and the standard in Trailing Lantanas! This low growing, groundcovering Lantana produces an endless display of deep golden yellow flowers from late spring to fall. The clusters of brilliant yellow flowers positively shine against the glossy dark green foliage. New Gold Lantana rarely fruits and its mostly sterile pollen make this long popular selection a gardener and landscapers dream with its impressive flower power and reliability! New Gold creates a low maintenance colorful groundcover or use it as a spring to fall filler, spiller, or specimen for medium to large containers. Item # 3032.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 3-4'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

October Skies Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies', Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Masses of 1" yellow-eyed bluish purple daisies absolutely cover this plant for weeks in late summer and fall. October Skies Aster is a low mounding perennial that develops into a compact shrub-like plant by flowering time. Excellent fall color for the garden as well as drought tolerance and pest and disease resistance make this an excellent addition to the perennial or wildflower border. Item# 9913.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun

Small clusters of unusual looking, funnel-shaped deep red flowers are tipped with contrasting white and green with the insides of the flowers being streaked and flecked with brown. The flowers are produced in early to midsummer atop 2-3' high stems and attract hummingbirds and other pollinators. The Parrot Lily, Alstroemeria psittacina, is an old pass-a-long heirloom perennial whose rhizomatous habit may be too aggressive for most garden settings but in the right location it makes an easy and rewarding informal groundcover. Alstroemerias prefer an average moist, fertile, well-drained soil and tend to be sturdiest where they receive atleast 4 hours of direct sunlight. *Where summers are hot, consider providing shade or filtered shade during the hottest part of the day. These also serve as long-lasting and popular fresh cut flowers. Item# 12831

Grows To: 2-3'H and spreading, 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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These fern-like plants have low-growing, trailing stems that have beautiful pinkish-green new growth that matures to a deep blue green with a metallic blue sheen. It makes a great trailing plant spilling from containers and baskets, in terrariums, or as a low, perennial groundcover out of doors where hardy. Item# 539.

Grows To: 1-3''H and spreads/trails to 2'+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade
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Peppermint Scented Confederate Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Peppermint'

What a surprise to any newcomer who encounters the unexpected delicious fragrance of this peppermint scented vine! Sure to be a conversation piece and a great addition to the fragrance garden. Item # 3037.

Grows To: 30'H, 2'H as groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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2-3" spikes of light pink to white, dainty flowers are followed by 1/8" bright clear red berries on a continuous cycle from spring to fall. The fruit are enjoyed by a variety of songbirds and the flowers are utilized by smaller pollinators. Pigeonberry is a groundcover like perennial with a relaxed, spreading to upright habit and is tolerant of dry shade once well established but prefers average moisture during the growing season for the best flowering and fruiting. It looks great spilling from mixed containers or as an informal or naturalistic and low maintenance groundcover in shaded conditions. Pigeonberry readily reseeds but is generally not considered to be aggressive or uncontrollable. Item# 10782.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-30"W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, AM sun, Filtered shade
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The large and showy, cupped, 2-4" wide pink and white full flowers of this Primrose make it one of the most desirable and recognizable members of its genus. The many common names attest to the affection that has been doted upon it over the years. Pink Ladies is a low growing colonizing, groundcover like perennial that flowers for an extended period beginning in mid spring with established plants producing a display of showy flowers well into summer under good conditions. Tolerant of a wide range of soil types this easy to establish perennial readily reseeds making this a great choice for naturalistic settings, roadside plantings, and meadows. Attracts a variety of pollinators. Item# 10911.

Grows To: 12-18"H space at 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Pink Octopus Japanese Bellflower, Campanula

Campanula 'Pink Octopus' PP18885, EU25441

Hundreds of Japanese-lantern like buds open to display the unusual, downward facing, deep rosy pink flowers with strappy petals, that lighten toward their tips and are red speckled on the inside, are produced in late spring and early to midsummer with some repeat into fall. The flowers are held in large clusters of up to 50 flowers from the upright flower stems. Pink Octopus Japanese Bellflower, an unusually heat and humidity tolerant Campanula hybrid, is a clump forming, slowly spreading, 12-16" high perennial with feathery edged deep green foliage that makes an easy groundcover in full sun to part shade conditions. Provide an average moist soil in full sun but tolerant of drier soils in shaded areas once fully estagblished. Soils should be well-drained for optimum growth and flowering. Pink Octopus Bellflower was recommended for green roofs by Jimmy Turner while he was at the Dallas Arboretum and it performed quite well in their Perennials for Purgatory trials. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12861

Grows To: 10-16"H x 18-24"W and slowly spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Pink Profusion Phlox

Phlox x procumbens 'Pink Profusion' PP25883

The extra large (for a Phlox) rich pink 1-1/4" wide flowers are centered by a contrasting dark purplish-red eye which is in turn surrounded by a narrow white halo all atop a dense groundcovering mound of rich green foliage. The butterfly attracting flower show of Pink Profusion Phlox begins in late winter to early spring and may continue for up to 8 weeks and at peak flowering the foliage may be nearly completely hidden. This is a dense clump forming slowly spreading hybrid Phlox that is well suited to the front of the border in the garden and landscape. Naturally summer dormant, consider part shade in hot summer climates. Provide a full sun to partly shaded site in a well-drained, humus rich, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Chicagoland Grows®, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12283

Grows To: 3-8"H x 8-12"W space at about 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower, Tiarella

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' PP13382, EU13697

This wonderful low groundcover produces dense cone-shaped, upright flower spikes with red stems in mid to late spring, with some flowering later in the season, and are composed of tiny ball-shaped shrimp-pink buds that open to display the tiny white flowers. The flowers are held just above the palmate bluish-green to green foliage with each lobe displaying a black to burgundy main vein. In fall and under shade, the foliage becomes a deep shiny black and in sunnier sites it takes on deep bronze tones. Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower is an easy and rewarding low, stoloniferous (think Strawberry plants), semi-evergreen groundcover that is shade tolerant and will likely need shade in areas with hot summer climates. They will prefer a moist soil with ample organic matter and average or better drainage. The flowers are reported to be fragrant and are likely pollinated by smaller bees. Dr. Allen Armitage in his Herbaceous Perennial Plants, 4th Edition states that he "puts these plants on the A list for shady areas." Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12872

Grows To: 6-12"H x 12"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade, *Part shade, *Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Light pink to lavender 5-petaled flowers are produced in small clusters in spring atop the deep green narrow foliage. Prairie Phlox is a groundcover like native perennial whose butterfly and long-tongued bee pollinated flowers open darker and may fade into lighter tones as they age. Use this low growing perennial as a groundcover at the front of the border, garden, or landscape or in naturalistic settings like roadsides, meadows, and prairies. This Phlox is generally more tolerant of sun and drier conditions than Phlox divaricata and has good resistance to powdery mildew. Provide Prairie Phlox with an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil with ample sunlight. Item# 12351

Grows To: 10-18"H space at 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Deciduous shade
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Clusters of 2" wide primrose yellow fragrant 4-petalled flowers are produced in mid to late spring into early summer atop the low growing spreading stems adorned with deep green fuzzy foliage of this native perennial wildflower. Prairie Sundrops, a.k.a. Meadow Evening Primrose, is a dayflowering species of Evening Primrose with a low somewhat bushy habit and it does spread somewhat by rhizomes which is great for naturalistic settings like meadows, prairies and roadside plantings and it is reportedly relatively easy to control in garden settings as well. An adaptable native perennial that is tolerant of wet to dry soils including clay but it seems to prefer an acidic pH. The flowers attract butterflies and larger native bees. Item# 11662

Grows To: 12-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Purple Falls Trailing Lantana, Weeping Lantana (mounding, purple)

Lantana montevidensis 'Purple Falls' PP32828

Large clusters of purple flowers with a white eye adorn this mounding to trailing Lantana from spring or early summer until first frost. Purple Falls Lantana is a 2021 introduction that has a stronger, more densely branching, slightly taller mounding habit and larger, deeper green, more rounded foliage than the common Purple Trailing Lantana, Lantana montedevinsis. The fragrant nectar-rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Use this easy to grow perennial as a spiller for mixed container gardens, as specimen container plants, in hanging baskets, or as a colorful spring to fall groundcover in a sunny garden and landscape. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12044

Grows To: 12-24"H x 24-36"+W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Purple Fountains Skullcap, Trailing Skullcap, Hummingbird Plant

Scutellaria longifolia 'Purple Fountains'

Clusters of fuchsia pink, 1 1/2", tubular blooms are borne throughout most of the year on this beautiful tropical trailing perennial. Glossy green slightly quilted foliage on arching to trailing stems. Great for hanging baskets, mixed containers, or in the front of the garden. Attracts Hummingbirds. Item# 862.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Small clusters of lightly fragrant purple and lavender flowers are born from summer to frost on this easy and adaptable perennial. With a low, naturally spreading to weeping habit Purple Trailing Lantana makes an excellent choice for the garden or as a spiller in mixed containers. Excellent for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Hardy and considered to be non-invasive. Item# 10506.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 4-6'+W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Deep rosy red, finely petaled flowers are borne throughout the growing season on this easy to grow succulent groundcover. The Red Apple Heartleaf Ice Plant or Baby Sunrose is a naturally evergreen tropical perennial that is perfectly suited to create beautiful, low maintenance hanging baskets, allow it to spill from mixed container gardens and over walls, or use it as a groundcover. Provide at least a half a day of direct sunlight and a well-drained soil. Item# 10983

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(*9A?,*8B?)
Grows To: 2-6"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Deep violet trumpets are born freely from late spring or early summer until first frost to year round under warm tropical conditions atop sturdy stems. Mayan™ Purple Ruellia or Mexican Petunia is a relatively new seed and pollen sterile selection that can spend more energy on flowering instead of adding unwanted seedlings to the garden. In many regards it is similar to but outperforms Purple Showers in overall flower power and disease resistance. It is also a tetraploid so the funnel-shaped flowers are slightly larger than your typical Mexican Petunias. The Mexican Petunia is a naturally evergreen, rhizomatous or spreading, tropical perennial that is grown as a die-back perennial in zones 8-9. It can be grown as a low maintenance container specimen plant, in mixed container gardens, as well as in the garden and landscape. It can also be used as a tall groundcover in difficult sites. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Provide Mexican Petunias with a full sun to part sun site in an average moist to wet, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12435

Grows To: 24-36''H 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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