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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.

 

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ragin' Cajun Red Ruellia, Red Mexican Petunias

Ruellia elegans 'Ragin' Cajun'

Few perennials have the flower power of this performer! Ragin' Cajun Red Ruellia produces a non-stop display of deep red flowers held above the medium green foliage from late spring to fall or practically year round in frost free climates. A compact growing selection of Red Ruellia, Ragin' Cajun makes a great filler in mixed containers or as a perennial in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds and bees. A clump forming die-back perennial that readily reseeds on exposed soils creating a groundcover in time. Item# 619.

Grows To: 12-16''H 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Raspberry Rum Alternanthera, Joseph's Coat, Parrot Leaf

Alternanthera 'Raspberry Rum' PP21016

The near black, deep maroon colored foliage is paired with intensely contrasting neon pink variegation that is randomly splashed across the foliage. Raspberry Rum Alternanthera or Joseph's Coat has a naturally compact well-branched habit lending it to use in mixed containers as a filler or spiller, as a specimen plant, as well as in the garden and landscape. It is tolerant of both bright shade and full sun conditions but may prefer *midday to afternoon shade where summers are very hot. Raspberry Rum prefers a moderately fertile, well-drained, average moist soil. Item# 12390

Grows To: 12-20"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light Shade, *Full sun, *Mostly sunny

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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

A wonderfully colorful fall suprise, the Red Spider Lily produces neatly rounded clusters of deep red spidery flowers atop sturdy 12-18" high stems in late summer and early fall before the blue-green narrow straplike foliage emerges for winter. The nectar rich flowers attract larger butterflies and the large yellow Sulphur butterflies seem to be especially attracted to them. This heirloom pass-a-long multiplies readily to create a dense clump of offsets that can be divided in summer. Each pot contains 3 medium to large flowering size bulbs that can be planted anytime of year from containers. Work them into garden and landscapes but they can also be allowed to naturalize in the lawn. Item# 9338

Grows To: 18-24
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 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)
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Clusters of bright golden yellow upward facing daisies are produced atop sturdy stems emerging from the rosettes of rounded low growing deep green foliage in early(8B) to late spring or early summer(3) depending on your cold hardiness zone. Roundleaf Golden Groundsel, Packera obovata, is very similar to the cutleaf Golden Groundsel, Packera aurea, but is more tolerant of full sun as well as light shade and drier growing conditions. This stoloniferous native perennial develops into an evergreen to semi-evergreen mat of low rich green foliage and its flowers attract many early season pollinators, especially bees. Use Roundleaf Golden Groundsel as a groundcover in informal and naturalistic garden settings as well as in roadside plantings, meadows, and prairies. It is native to much of the central and eastern US. Item# 12249

Grows To: 12-18"H at flowering, foliage 4-6"H, space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Deciduous shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The lightly fragrant, light lavender to light blue, starry, campion-like flowers are composed of narrow petals that are deeply notched at their tips and are produced in clusters atop the narrow low-growing foliage in spring and attract both butteflies and moths. Sand Phlox, Phlox bifida, is a low-growing, mat-forming, taprooted, somewhat shrubby perennial from the north central US with good disease resistance. It is also quite adaptable to garden locations from sun to light shade, dry to average moist, and both acidic and alkaline soil pH. Excellent drainage may be optimum along with at least some direct sunlight during the day for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12450

Grows To: 4-6"H space at 10-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Deciduous shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Snow Flurry White Heath Aster, Many-Flowered Aster

Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Snow Flurry', Aster ericoides

This low growing, mat forming perennial covers up in 1/2" wide white daisies with yellow eyes in late summer and fall attracting bees and smaller pollinators. Snow Flurry White Heath Aster, a selection ofSymphyotrichum ericoides , is a 4-8" high, sprawling, groundcovering selection of this normally 3' high native perennial with dark green narrow heath or juniper like foliage. This species is found most commonly throughout much of the central US as well as into the northeastern and northwestern regions. Provide this easy perennial with a full to mostly sunny site and well-drained, semi-dry soils. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12246

Grows To: 4-8"H x 18-24"W, space at 12" for groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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)
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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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St. John Variegated Ganges Primrose, Chinese Violet, Creeping Foxglove

Asystasia gangetica subsp. gangetica 'St. John', Justicia gangetica

Lavender trumpets with white throats may be produced throughout the growing season, or nearly year round in mild winter climates, in spike-like clusters and nicely complement the creamy white to soft buttery yellow and green variegated, rounded foliage. The Ganges Primrose is a naturally evergreen (in frost-free climates), groundcover-like, mounding and spreading, shrub-like perennial. Use as a non-aggressive groundcover in the garden or filler in containers. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Item# 11049

Grows To: 8-12"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade

String of Dolphins, Dolphin Plant, Flying Dolphins

Curio x peregrinus, Senecio x peregrinus, C. peregrinus

Unusual bluish-green to gray-green foliage is shaped like dolphins leaping from the water and are attached to thin succulent trailing stems that can reach over 36 inches in length. The String of Dolphins or Dolphin Plant is considered to be a hybrid of the String of Pearls, Senecio rowleyanus, and the Candle Plant, Senecio articulatus. Like its parents, it prefers a soil with excellent drainage and cool sunlight to high indirect light making this an easy choice for a covered porch, patio, or windowsill. May produce white discoid flowers in fall that are very similar to those of the String of Pearls. Allow the soil to become moderately dry between waterings although it can tolerate slightly more moisture when in active growth. To learn more about how to care for this plant see our Cactus and Succulent Growing Guide. Item# 12172

Grows To: 3-6"H x 12-36"L
Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight like early morning or late evening, Part sun, Light shade, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Suwanne Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium 'Suwanne'

Suwanne Blue-Eyed Grass produces a profusion of sky-blue, 3/4" wide miniature iris-like flowers for weeks in spring. A clump forming Iris-like native perennial, Suwanne is considered one of the best Blue-Eyed Grasses for gardens with its long flowering season and mannerly habit. Suitable for sun or light shade. Item# 10589

Grows To: 8-14''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

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

Tattoo™ Black Cherry Vinca, Periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus 'PAS1192838' US PVP201800427

The unusually colored, tropical looking, cherry red flowers appear brushed with deep purple and are produced from spring to fall held atop glossy deep green foliage. Tattoo™ Black Cherry Vinca or Periwinkle is an award winning, heat and sun-loving tropical with amazing flower power and excellent disease resistance on an upright to mounding plant perfectly suited to container culture or the hottest garden and landscape setting. Use this conversation starting beauty as a specimen plant for low maintenance containers, use it as a filler in mixed container gardens, or as colorful addition to the garden and landscape where it will shine throughout the growing season. Provide Vinca or Periwinkles with a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Tattoo™ Black Cherry Vinca was the 2018 Greenhouse Grower Industry's Choice Best New Variety Medal of Excellence Award winner! Item# 12405

Grows To: 10-14"H x 6-8"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Techno Heat™ Upright Cobalt Blue Lobelia, Edging Lobelia

Lobelia erinus 'Techno Heat Upright Cobalt Blue' PPAF?

Masses of deep, electric cobalt blue flowers seemingly cover up these upright to mounding plants throughout the growing season and are held against a foil of deep green dainty foliage. Techno Heat Upright Cobalt Blue Lobelia is an upright to mound forming, heat tolerant selection of what was once limited to cool spring and fall plantings in regions with hot summer climates. Its upright to mounding habit lend it to use in mixed container gardens, as specimen plantings in both hanging baskets and containers, or add it to the garden and landscape for an electrifying splash of color. The flowers attract bees and other smaller pollinators. Even though this selection is heat tolerant it may perform at its best in hot summer climates where it receives some shade during the hottest part of the day. Item# 12544

Grows To: 8-12''H x 16-20''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Texan Trailing Phlox

Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis

An exceptionally rare species found only in 4 Texas counties, Texan Trailing Phlox is a low growing groundhugging perennial that produces clusters of deep fuchsia pink Thrift-like flowers held above the low trailing stems that are densely covered in short needle-like deep green foliage. The flowers attract butterflies large and small alike. This evergreen native perennial needs excellent drainage and is typically found growing on sandy pimple mounds. It can be used as a groundcover in the garden and landscape where soils have excellent drainage. Texan Trailing Phlox, Phlox nivalis ssp. texensis, also makes an easy and forgiving container plant with stems that can trail to 12" or more. In containers use a cactus-like mix and preferrably unglazed terra cotta containers. Item# 11966

Grows To: 6-9"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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

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
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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