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Perennials Below 1'H

Find perennials that remain below 1 foot high under most conditions. These plants are perfectly suited for the front of the perennial border, garden, and landscape and many are suitable for groundcovers beneath larger plants and as spillers for containers and over walls. Some of the lower growing perennials in this group, like Frogfruit, may also be suitable for popping in between pavers and as an excellent lawn replacement. Growing conditions and how well a plant is established may affect it's ultimate size.

 

The medium pink balloon-shaped buds burst open to nicely contrasting light pink star-shaped flowers with darker pink veining are produced over an extended period from late spring until fall. Astra Pink Balloon Flower is a dwarf compact selection that grows to about 8-12" high and 6-8" wide making it a choice plant for containers or as a long-lived garden and landscape addition. The compact habit helps this cultivar start flowering sooner than its larger growing cousins. Balloon Flowers make long-lived low maintenance additions and the interesting buds and large flowers are sure to make this a conversation piece. Purple and yellow fall color on a taprooted clump forming perennial. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11632

Grows To: 8-12"H x 6-10"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Bloomify™ Red Lantana

Lantana 'UF1013A2A'

The Bloomify™ Lantana series are the first certified sterile Lantana on the market. Bloomify™ Red Lantana produces rounded clusters of flowers that open yellow and fade through fiery orange to a deep red. These are compact and free flowering plants with a naturally rounded habit. Since they don't have to spend energy on ripening fruit they can spend much more time flowering. The compact habit of the Bloomify™ Red Lantanas make them an easy choice for containers or in the garden and landscape. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  Item# 11411

Grows To: 12-16"H x 10-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bloomify™ Rose Lantana

Lantana 'UF10112'

The Bloomify™ Lantana series are the first certified sterile Lantana on the market. Bloomify™ Rose Lantana produces rounded clusters of flowers that open a soft yellow and fade through an orangey pink to deep fuchsia. These are compact and free flowering plants with a naturally rounded habit. Since they don't have to spend energy on ripening fruit they can spend much more time flowering. The compact habit of the Bloomify™ Rose Lantanas make them an easy choice for containers or in the garden and landscape. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 11412

Grows To: 10-14"H x 10-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Blue Frills Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Synstokhar'

Blue Frills Stokesia produces large, light purple, 3-4" wide, cornflower-like daisies in early and midsummer atop short sturdy stems on a well branched compact perennial. Blue Frill's Stoke's Aster was selected for its compact and well-branched habit, exceptional flower production, and its beautifully colored flowers on an already tough native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and it's easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough. Item# 11488

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 10-12''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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
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Blueberry Sundae Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Blueberry Sundae'

1-1/2- 2'' wide white flowers are each striped with lavender in small clusters atop the narrow, blue-green, succulent foliage. Blueberry Sundae Spiderwort is an easy and reliable perennial that lends itself to cottage gardens, naturalistic settings, and containers. Item # 9117.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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
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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
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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 18-24"W, space about 12" apart
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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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
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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: 12
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Coastal Sedum, Texas Sedum

Lenophyllum texanum, Sedum texanum, Villadia texanum

Thick green to bronze succulent foliage adorns the stems of this groundcovering, easy to grow native sedum cousin and summer brings loose spikes of nectar rich yellow flowers on sturdy stalks to 12" high. Use Coastal Sedum as a ground cover beneath larger plants and in the front of the border. The leaves readily separate and fall to the ground when bumped and during shipping but each one will readily produce a new plant if left on the top of the soil. Native to coastal Texas and reliably hardy into zone 8. Provide a well-drained soil in full to partly sunny conditions. Item# 11300

Grows To: 4-6"H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Cooper's Ledebouria, Zebra Squill, False Squill

Ledebouria cooperi, Scilla cooperi

In spring dainty 3-4" spikes of pink, Hyacinth-like flowers emerge from the soil to nestle among the often still unfurling rich green, burgundy pinstriped foliage. A winner in fairy gardens, rock gardens, in a border, or in containers! The tiny bulbs of Ledebouria quickly multiply and aren't picky about depth and will often be stacked one atop the other. Provide good drainage and average moisture in sun to light shade. Tough and easy yet dainty! 20+ bulbs/plants per pot. Item# 10466.

Grows To: 2-4"H and slowly spreading at 1-2" per year
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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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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Crimson Beauty Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Thrift

Phlox subulata 'Crimson Beauty'

Deep reddish pink flowers stand well-above the low needle like foliage of this native perennial in early spring. Crimson Beauty Creeping Phlox makes an easy low maintenance groundcover for well-drained sunny locations. The bright flowers attract butterflies. Deer and drought resistant once well-established. Makes a beautiful spiller over rock walls and near water gardens. Item# 11425

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
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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A dwarf and compact form of Butterfly Iris with a uniquely compact and consistently formal habit eventually creating a compact mass of deep blue-green, wide but short, sword-shaped foliage in one foot highfans. In spring and summer, or nearly year round in frost free climates, it produces long slender, arching wands that are adorned with the occasional 2" wide, golden orange-eyed, white 6-petaled flowers with short, blue-purple, upward facing stamens at their center. An excellent and low maintenance plant for the garden, containers, and even formal landscapes. Item# 10769

Grows To: 10-14"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Double Pink Soapwort, Bouncingbet, Mock Gillyflower

Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno'

A ground-covering perennial that produces large clusters of double white and pink, lightly fragrant flowers in summer that open in the evening attracting hummingbird moths as well as butterflies and larger bees. Use Soapwort or Bouncingbet as a groundcover, as a companion for larger growing perennials, or allow it to spill over walls and from containers. This is an old pass-a-long plant that was once used to make soaps giving it one of its common names. Item# 11167

Grows To: 12-18"H space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Dwarf Blue Plumbago, Leadwort

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Plumbago larpentiae

Intense blue blooms are held in clusters atop this durable low spreading perennial. A good choice as a groundcover for hot sunny, well-drained locations. Item# 1173.

Grows To: 8-10''H and spreading 12''+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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1-1/2" bright orange-yellow daisies top this diminutive and durable dwarf Coreopsis in late spring and early summer. Deadhead to extend flowering into fall. An evergreen perennial that slowly develops into a 6" high slowly spreading stoloniferous groundcover. Item# 9851.

Grows To: 6-9''H x 10-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, Moss Phlox, Thrift

Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'

A beautiful selection of this durable native, Emerald Blue Thrift creates a mass of lavender to blue, sometimes with a hint of pink, spring flowers that cover the fine trailing foliage. Finely textured, almost needle-like, evergreen foliage adorns the low trailing stems of this easy groundcover. Attracts butterflies. Deer and drought resistant once well established. Item# 10486.

Grows To: 3-6"H x 18-24"W
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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1" wide dark maroon pipe-like flowers are edged and veined in soft yellow and are edged in a loose yellow fringe and are borne from spring to fall. The 2-3" wide rounded to heart shaped foliage is accented by white veins and is used by the Pipevine Swallowtail as a host plant. Use Fringed Dutchman's Pipevine as a hardy deciduous groundcover, allow it to spill from containers, or in hanging baskets to better display the unusual flowers. Item# 9681.

Grows To: 8-14"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Frog Fruit, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Phyla nodiflora, Lippia incisa, L. reptans, L. nodiflora

A low growing member of the Verbena family Frogfruit makes a beautiful, easy groundcover that is covered by tiny heads of dainty, nectar filled white flowers from late spring to fall. They enjoy moist soils but are moderately drought resistant once well established. A food source for the Common Buckeye, Phaon Crescent, and White Peacock butterfly caterpillars as well as a nectar source for a host of pollinators. Item# 10524.

Grows To: 3-12"H and spreading to 3
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 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)
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Home Fires Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Clusters of dark pink flowers are borne in abundance in early spring atop the low lush green foliage of this hardy native evergreen groundcover and although it spreads by stolons, it's short stature allows it to fill in beneath and around larger plants. An excellent choice for deciduous shade or partially shaded areas with average moisture. Phlox are great for butterflies! Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item#10316.

Grows To: 2-4"H x 12-18"W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The medium pink balloon-shaped buds burst open to nicely contrasting light pink star-shaped flowers with darker pink veining are produced over an extended period from late spring until fall. Astra Pink Balloon Flower is a dwarf compact selection that grows to about 8-12" high and 6-8" wide making it a choice plant for containers or as a long-lived garden and landscape addition. The compact habit helps this cultivar start flowering sooner than its larger growing cousins. Balloon Flowers make long-lived low maintenance additions and the interesting buds and large flowers are sure to make this a conversation piece. Purple and yellow fall color on a taprooted clump forming perennial. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11632

Grows To: 8-12"H x 6-10"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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