Ground Covers

Ground covers suitable for use between paving stones

(or as an edging) in sunny situations.

Acaena microphylla - New Zealand Bur
Achillea tomentosa  - Woolly Yarrow
Aethionema warleyense - Stone Cress
Ajuga reptans - Ajuga, Carpet Bugle
Antennaria rosea - Pussytoes
Anthemis nobilis - Chamomile
Arabis species - Wall Rock Cress
Arenaria montana - Mountain Sandwort
Arenaria verna caespitosa - Moss Sandwort

Moss Sandwort

Armeria species - Thrift, Sea Pink
Artemisia pontica - Roman Wormwood
Artemisia schmidtiano (nana) - 'Silvermound'
Artemisia stelleriana - Dusty Miller
Aubrieta deltoidea - False Rock Cress
Aurinia saxatilis - Basket - of - Gold
Campanula carpatica - Carpathian Bellflower
Campanula glomerata - Clustered Bellflower
Campanula portenschlagiano - Dalmatian Bellflower
Cerastium tomentosa - Snow - in - Summer
Conradina verticillata - Cumberland Rosemary, Rabbit Bane
Cymbalaria muralis - Kenilworth Ivy

Kenilworth Ivy Kenilworth Ivy

Draba fladnizensis - Whitlow Grass
Draba siberica
Dianthus deltoides - Pinks
Festuca ovina glauca - Blue Fescue
Gypsophlia repens - Creeping Baby's Breath
Houstonia (Hedyotis) caerulea - Bluets
Iberis sempervirens - Candytuft
Inula ensifolia - Swordleaf Inula
Juniperus conferta - Shore Juniper
Juniperus procumbens nana - Japanese Garden Juniper
Juniperus horizontalis Wiltonii - Blue Rug Juniper
Laurentia pluvialis - Laurentia
Lavandula angustifolia - Lavender
Matricaria - Turfing Daisy
Mazus reptans - Mazus
Muehlenbeckia axillaris - Wire Plant
Phlox procumbens - Trailing Phlox
Phlox subulata - Moss Pink
Sagina subulata - (Arenaria) - Pearlwort
Sedum - Stonecrop
Thymus – Thyme
Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' - 'Georgia Blue' Veronica

Ground covers suitable for use between paving stones

in semi-shady situations

Aegopogon Podagraria - Gout Weed Bishop's Weed
Aegopogon Podagraria 'variegata' - Variegated Bishop's Weed
Asarum candatum - West Coast Ginger
Asarum europeum - European Ginger
Asarum shuttle worthii - American Ginger
Convallaria majalis - Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley Lily of the Valley

Cornus canadensis - Bunchberry
Euonymus fortunei - Wintercreeper Euonymus
Liriope muscari - Lilyturf
Linnarea borealis - Twinflower
Lysimachia nummularia - Moneywort
Mitchella repens - Partrigeberry
Ophiopogon japonicus - Mondo Grass
Pachysandra procumbens - Alleghey Spurge
Pachysandra terminales - Pachysandra
Paxistima (Pachistima) canbyi - Cliff Green, Mountainlover, Ground Holly
Saxifraga stolonifera - Strawberry Geranium
Shortia galicifolia - Oconee Bells
Tiarella cordifolia - Foamflower
Vinca minor - Myrtle, Periwinkle Myrtle
Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert' - 'Ralph Shugert' Myrtle
Vinca minor 'Sterling Silver' - 'Sterling Silver' Myrtle

Low Shrubs for Ground cover in shady situations.

Berberis x gladwynensis 'Wm. Penn' - Barberry (LS)
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'prostrata' - Japanese Plum Yew
Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Duke Gardens' -  Japanese Plum Yew
Cotoneaster apiculatus - Cranberry Cotoneaster (LS)
Cotoneaster dammeri - Bearberry Cotoneaster (LS)
Cotoneaster horizontalis - Rockspray Cotoneaster (LS)
Ilex crenata 'Beehive' - Japanese Holly
Ilex crenata 'Helleri' - Japanese Holly
Leucothoe axillaris - Coast Leucothoe (WP)
Leucothoe fontanesiana - Drooping Leucothoe, Fetterbush

Fetterbush Fetterbush

Microbiota decussata - Russian Arborvitae
Paxistima canbyi - Mountain Lover, Ground Holly
Rhododendron wilsonii (x laetevirons)
Sarcococca hookerana 'Humilis' - Sweet Box (WP)
Skimmia japonica - Japanese Skimmia (WP)
Skimmia reevesiana - Reeve's Skimmia (WP)
Stephanandria incisa 'Crispa' - Cutleaf Stephanandra
Taxus baccata rependens - English Spreading Yew
Key
(WP) Absolutely must have winter shade protection
(LS) Light shade plants

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