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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.

 

Sunsparkler® Blue Pearl Sedum

Sedum 'Blue Pearl' PPAF

Intense smokey blue succulent foliage adorns the red stems of this tough and easy clump forming perennial. The sturdy stems are topped with clusters of nectar-rich, nicely contrasting bright pink flowers in late summer and fall. The dark foliage of Blue Pearl Sedum is sure to make a statement in the garden or containers. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 10480.

Grows To: 16-24"H space
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sweet Kate Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Sweet Kate'

Sweet Kate Spiderwort develops into a amazing mound of bright yellow to yellow-green, strap-like foliage that is topped by deep blue flowers beginning in mid spring until early summer on established plants, often with some flowers in late summer and fall as well. The bright foliage, tidy clump forming habit, and sturdy, 12" flower stems make Sweet Kate a great addition to gardens or containers. Provide midday to afternoon shade as the foliage may burn in full sun. Item# 9258.

Grows To: 12''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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TERRA NOVA® Quetzal Dwarf Coleus

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Quetzal'

Deeply lobed lime green leaves are neatly edged in darkly contrasting shades of dark purple with a purplish-red reverse. TERRA NOVA® Quetzal Coleus develops into a dense, well-branched mound of colorful foliage that is perfectly suited for use as small specimen plants and in mixed containers as well as in the garden and landscape. This small mannerly heat loving Coleus thrives in shaded conditions and provides color from spring until first frost or year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a moist to average moist, fertile soil. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12133

Grows To: 8"H x 12"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Part sun, Shade

Small clusters of 1" medium yellow lily-like flowers or born on tall slender, 3-5' spikes in fall well above the low light green rosettes of soft succulent narrow strap-like foliage. The Texas Craglily is a rare Texas native that is Texas tough and surprisingly cold tolerant considering it's native home is in the southern most tip of the panhandle. Drought tolerant and easy. Item# 10068.

Grows To: 12-18''H x 2-3'W foliage, 3-5'H flower spikes
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Timeless® Golden Empire™ Bidens

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Empire' PPAF

Masses of brilliant golden yellow daisies literally cover up the mannerly mounds of foliage beginning in spring and contuing until fall. Timeless® Golden Empire™ Bidens was selected for its neat mounding habit and superb flower power! This plant is sure to make a statement in both containers, alone or in mixed company, as well as in the garden and landscape. The flowers of Bidens attract bees and other smaller pollinators. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in an average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12128

Grows To: 8-12''H x 12-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

The fuzzy dangling crimson flowers of this tough little trailing perennial are born throughout the warmer months of the year or all year long when grown indoors. Generally considered an annual, the Trailing Chenille Plant is actually a cold hardy and durable perennial suitable for full sun or light shade. It makes the perfect hanging basket plant or spiller for container gardens or trailing over walls where its fiery red catkins provide a continuous display of color. Item# 680.

Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''L
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Trailing Violet, Australian Violet, Ivy-Leaved Violet, Tasmanian Trailing Violet

Viola banksii, V. hederacea, Erpetion hederaceum, E. reniforme, V. reniforme

Produces brightly contrasting white and purple typical violet flowers from spring to fall. The Australian Trailing Violet makes a choice groundcover for moist shady areas or spilling up to 3-6' long from hanging baskets and containers. Prefers a moist, rich soil with shade during the hottest part of the day. Item# 682

Grows To: 4''H and spreading, trails to 3-6', space at 9-12
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, AM sun, Filtered shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tricolor Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant, Rhoeo

Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea, Rhoeo discolor

The Tricolor Moses in the Cradle or Oyster Plant is a durable clump forming evergreen with colorful pink, green, and cream variegated wide strap-like foliage that radiates from a low central stem. The folded leaves have a dark purplish reverse adding to the colorful show. Where hardy this makes a reliable low maintenance groundcover for well-drained, shady areas of the garden. It also makes an easy and low maintenance container specimen or addition to low to medium water mixed container gardens. Item# 9299

Grows To: 8-16''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Tricolor Moses in the Cradle, Oyster Plant, Rhoeo

Tradescantia spathacea 'Tricolor', Rhoeo spathacea, Rhoeo discolor

The Tricolor Moses in the Cradle or Oyster Plant is a durable clump forming evergreen with colorful pink, green, and cream variegated wide strap-like foliage that radiates from a low central stem. The folded leaves have a dark purplish reverse adding to the colorful show. Where hardy this makes a reliable low maintenance groundcover for well-drained, shady areas of the garden. It also makes an easy and low maintenance container specimen or addition to low to medium water mixed container gardens. Item# 11387

Grows To: 8-16''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 6
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Tricolor Purple Heart Jew

Tradescantia pallida 'Tricolor', Setcresea pallida

The large, pointed, narrow oblong purplish leaves with bright pink splashes are born on the arching to upright stems. Bears small pink flowers in the summer. Item # 1103.

Grows To: 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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Under the Sea Selfheal, Heal-all, Prunella

Prunella vulgaris 'Under the Sea'

An easy groundcovering perennial, Under the Sea Selfheal produces fat spikes of dark bracts from which tubular purplish pink flowers emerge over an extended period from late spring and through early summer 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 as a groundcover beneath larger perennials or as a component of the meadow or prairie. Selfheal can be used to good effect spilling over walls or even in containers if you feel you need to contain it. Item# 11176

Grows To: 8-14"H x 18-24"W, space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Variegated Water Celery, Chinese Celery, Japanese Parsley, Java Waterdropwort

Oenanthe japonica 'Flamingo', O. javanica 'Flamingo'

A dense evergreen ground-covering perennial with pink, green, and cream variegated foliage. The tender spring growth is a relished vegetable in many parts of Asia. Withstands a wide variety of soils and thrives in boggy areas. Item# 713.

Grows To: 6-12"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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Viette's Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia, Showy Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy', Rudbeckia fulgida 'Blovi'

A compact and free flowering Black Eyed Susan, Viette's Little Suzy produces an abundance of golden yellow dark eyed daisies over an exceptionally long period beginning in summer and continuing into fall. The dwarf compact habit makes this an easy choice for near the front of the garden or landscape as well as in containers. The flowers attract pollinators and other garden beneficials and the ripe seed heads are a feast for songbirds. Item# 11208

Grows To: 10-16''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Wedelia, Yellow Creeping Ox-Eye Daisy, Yellow Dots

Wedelia trilobata, Sphagneticola trilobata

1" golden yellow daisies sit atop the dark rich green foliage of this durable groundcover. Drought tolerant once established, Wedelia revels in the heat and sun creating a dense 8-12" high mass of foliage, stems and flowers. Evergreen in mild winter climates but may freeze to the ground in the northern portions of its range. Item# 718.

Grows To: 4-8''H+ and spreads
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

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

Ruellia caerulea 'Katie's White', R. brittonia, 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, Part sun, Part shade

2" white star-like cupped flowers are held above and among the deep green rush-like foliage of this hardy but dainty little bulb in summer and fall. A freely multiplying perennial that will surprise you with it's display after a rain. Use rainlilies at the front of the border, as an accent plant, in rock gardens, or along stepping stones and walks. Multiple plants per pot. Item# 9391.

Grows To: 12''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Clusters of creamy white, sometimes tinged pink, spidery flowers are produced atop short sturdy stems in late September and early October. The White Spider Lily is considered to be a hybrid Lycoris and is an easy addition to any sunny to semi-sunny well-drained soil in the garden or it can even be allowed to naturalize in the lawn. The narrow strap-like foliage appears once flowering has finished and grows through winter and the bulbs become dormant during summer. An easy heirloom that readily multiplies. 1 flowering size bulb per pot. Item# 11587

Grows To: 15-18"H at flowering, space 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Deep wine-red cupped flowers with contrasting creamy white stamens cover this durable native groundcover in spring with flowering often continuing well into mid-summer and flowering again in fall. Winecups make excellent choice where it can be allowed to naturalize or where it can be enjoyed spilling from large containers or over a wall. This tough native tap-rooted perennial reliably returns year after year and has been selected as a Plant Select® Award winner. Provide a full sun to partly shade site and Winecups are adaptable to soil types but prefer average moisture. Item# 9232.

Grows To: 12-16"H x 3-4
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Sunsparkler® Blue Pearl Sedum

Sedum 'Blue Pearl' PPAF

Intense smokey blue succulent foliage adorns the red stems of this tough and easy clump forming perennial. The sturdy stems are topped with clusters of nectar-rich, nicely contrasting bright pink flowers in late summer and fall. The dark foliage of Blue Pearl Sedum is sure to make a statement in the garden or containers. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 10480.

Grows To: 16-24"H space
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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