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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.
 

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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, Part sun, Part shade

Pink Texas Skullcap, Cherry Skullcap

Scutellaria suffrutescens 'Texas Pink'

Cherry pink tubular flowers are born from spring to fall on this Texas tough Skullcap. Texas Pink Skullcap is a low mounding shrub-like perennial with gray green foliage that is well suited to full sun to partial sun conditions in a well-drained soil. Pest, disease, and drought resistant. Attracts pollinators. Item# 10591.

Grows To: 6-10''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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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
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Primrose Leaved Violet

Viola primulifolia var. primulifolia, V. x primulifolia

Up to 1/2" wide creamy white flowers with purple striped bee guides in their centers are produced on dainty stems held above the clean medium green foliage throughout much of spring. The Primrose Leaved Violet is an exceptionally free flowering, dainty native perennial common in moist, acid, often sandy soils along the edges of bogs, streams, and in moist deciduous woodlands. It will slowly spread by stolons and seeds and  makes a dense groundcover in containers. The flowers are bee pollinated but may be visited by smaller butterflies and other beneficials. The Primrose Leaved Violet is well suited to moist naturalistic settings like bog gardens, moist shaded areas, and stream sides. Item # 11113

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 3-6''H x 3-6''W and spreading
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade, Part sun, Part shade
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Masses of 3/4" two-lipped tubular purple flowers with a yellow dotted white bee-guide are produced over an extended period in late winter through spring and into summer atop the low evergreen foliage. Purple Creeping Mazus is a low spreading perennial suited for use as a spiller in containers, a groundcover, in or around rain gardens, and for planting between stepping stones and pavers. It can also tolerate periodic light foot traffic. A Missouri Botanic Garden Plant of Merit award winner for its proven durability and reliability in average garden settings it is surprisingly hardy as well as evergreen. The low stems root wherever they touch the soil and the flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Item# 501

 

Grows To: 1-2" high space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Part shade, AM sun, Mostly sunny, Full sun
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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

Purple Heart Jew

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea', T. pallida, Setcresea purpurea

Purple Heart Jew produces dark purplish-red, thick succulent foliage in a moderately dense mass. This is a heat and drought resistant cold hardy perennial that is as well suited to the garden and landscape as it is spilling from containers. Summer brings sporadic rich pink flowers, though it is mostly grown for its foliage. The foliage coloration tends to be darkest when grown in a full to partly sunny location. An easy and reliable perennial groundcover and indoor or patio plant. Item# 575

Grows To: 8''H and spreading, space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Purple Showers Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Florida Bluebells, Mexican Bluebells

Ruellia simplex 'Purple Showers', R. brittoniana, R. tweediana

The large 2" deep bluish-purple trumpets are born freely from summer to fall on upright to arching burgundy stems with deep bronzy green glossy foliage. Purple Showers Mexican Petunia is sterile and so it can spend more energy on an endless supply of beautiful purple trumpets instead of adding unwanted seedlings to the garden. It does spread via rhizomes creating a tall ground covering mass of foliage and stems. This wonderful and vigorous selection produces larger flowers and foliage than other Mexican Petunias. Item# 9841

Grows To: 30-40"H x 12-18"W space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Purple Trailing Lantana, Weeping Lantana

Lantana montevidensis 'Purple'

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, Part sun
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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, Part sun

The Red Firecracker Fern produces loads of 1" showy red tubular flowers that are born in large loose clusters throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round where winters are mild. Excellent for Hummingbirds! This is a durable and long-lived, clump forming perennial that requires little additional care once well-established. The Firecracker Fern has excellent heat and sun tolerance as well as moderate drought resistance once well-established. It is even listed as being suitable for xeriscaping. Firecracker Fern is listed as a Texas A&M Outstanding Coastal Plant. Item# 417.

Grows To: 2-4'H+ x 3-5'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Red Fountains Skullcap, Hummingbird Plant, Trailing Skullcap

Scutellaria longifolia 'Red Fountains'

Clusters of deep red, 1 1/2", tubular blooms are borne throughout most of the year on this beautiful tropical spreading to mounding perennial with beautiful glossy rich green foliage. An excellent choice for hanging baskets, spilling from containers, or in the garden where hardy. Provide a moist but well-draining soil for the best results. A hummingbird magnet! Item# 1201.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Red Spread Lantana

Lantana camara 'Red Spread'

Red Spread Lantana produces clusters flowers that open orange and then darken to deep rich red on a mounding to spreading plant. Lantanas are excellent free flowering perennials that love the heat and the sun. Use Red Spread as a ground cover or allow it spill from large containers. Great for butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 10104.

Grows To: 24-30"H x 3-4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Deep reddish pink flowers with a dark crimson eye are produced in early spring covering the plant's fine needle-like foliage and making an eye catching display. Red Wings Creeping Phlox make an easy and low maintenance groundcover and the flowers attract butterflies. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11813

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
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Sassy Pink Confederate Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Sassy'

Just when you thought you had seen it all and then you encounter this rare form of Confederate Jasmine with its decidedly pink flowers and wonderful fragrance are produced over an extended period in spring! The rich dark green glossy foliage provides the perfect foil for the flowers and its evergreen too! A popular, and durable vine with a twining habit that is able to climb our southern pine species without any assistance. Requires minimal care once established. Item# 3038

Grows To: 30'H, 2'H as groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Selfheal, Heal-All, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris

An easy groundcovering perennial, Selfheal produces dense spikes of contrasting coppery tinged green bracts from which row after row of white tubular flowers with a purple 'hood' emerge. It begins flowering in early to mid spring lasting for several weeks providing nectar to bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. This member of the mint family is easy to establish and requires little care once established in the garden. Use Selfheal as a groundcover, on roadsides, as a component of the meadow, prairie and other naturalistic settings. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Mainly a winter and spring growing perennial that moves into dormancy after seeds set in summer. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H at flowering x 18-24"W, space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Silver Mound Lantana

Lantana 'Silver Mound'

Silver Mound Lantana is a low growing, mounding lantana that produces an abundance of soft yellow flowers that mature to white and are borne from spring to fall attracting a variety of other smaller pollinators as well as butterflies. An old favorite with the vigor and flower power of the ever popular New Gold as it spends its energy on flower production instead of seed production. An excellent low maintenance groundcover or for the front of the garden or landscape. Item# 10896.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 3-4'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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A low and compact plant, Sinaloan Blue Sage produces dark colored spikes that are adorned with electric blue tubular flowers from spring to fall. The textured foliage is typically tinted with shades of purple as well especially when grown in sunnier conditions. It makes a good companion plant for larger growing Salvias and other plants as well as a compact container plant that looks nice even when not flowering. Provide good drainage and partial shade in areas with hot summer climates. Item# 11160

Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun*, Part sun, Part shade
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Slippery Slope Japanese Roof Iris

Iris x 'Slippery Slope'

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

The pure white flowers are produced in mass in spring atop the mound of contrasting rich green needle-like foliage. Snowflake Creeping Phlox, a.k.a. Thrift or Moss Phlox, develops into a dense groundcovering mass of fine textured deep green foliage that is topped by the contrasting flowers in early to midspring and attract butterflies. Use it as spiller over rock walls or as a low accent at the front of the garden and landscape. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Item# 12130

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)

Snow-N-Summer™ Asiatic Jasmine

Trachelospermum asiaticum 'HOSNS' (a.k.a. Snow-N-Summer)

Rosy pink new growth matures to white and deep rich green creating a snowfall of color in the garden. A beautiful form of the ever durable Asiatic Jasmine. An excellent ground cover for sun to shade. Evergreen and dense. item# 1188.

Grows To: 6-8''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Society Garlic, Sweet Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

A tough and reliable clump-forming perennial with arching to upright gray-green foliage which is topped by clusters of fragrant (most fragrant after dark!) lavender flowers from early summer to fall. Foliage has the fragrance of garlic when crushed or bruised. Bulbs and leaves are edible and can be used in place of garlic or garlic chives. It is reported to repel moles. The name Society Garlic came about by the belief that it would not leave you with bad breath as common garlic would. Item# 1114

Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, 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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 15
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