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Perennial ground cover plants

These are plants that we offer which work well as ground covers. If you are looking just for shade plants or sun plants you can select that particular subcategory. Additional plants are offered at the nursery which don't appear here on our mail order listing.
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Asarum canadense

Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger, is a native woodland plant with satiny and fuzzy, medium green heart shaped leaves with brown-purple flowers at soil level. It grows 6 to 10" high and spreads 24" or more to make a great shady groundcover.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • Field grown divisions with 5 or more growth points, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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    Asarum europaeum

    Asarum europaeum, European ginger, is a handsome, shady groundcover with glossy, dark, evergreen leaves with brown-purple flowers at soil level. It grows 3 to 5" high and 12" wide, spreaading by seed to make a great shady groundcover.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • 2nd and 3rd year field grown plants with 3 to 5 growth points, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (plumbago)

    Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (plumbago) is a creeping groundcover for sun to part shade with deep green leaves that are topped with deep blue flowers in late summer into fall. The leaves turn red-orange after frost for great autumn color.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Convallaria 'Rosea'

    Convallaria 'Rosea', pink lily of the valley, is a dense, fast spreading groundcover with 2 to 3 broad leaves and upright stems of dainty, bell-shaped, fragrant pink flowers in spring. They grow 6 to 8" tall; space 15 to 18".


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • Field grown clump with 5 or more growth points
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    Convallaria majalis

    Convallaria majalis is the white lily of the valley that we all seem to remember from our childhood. It is a dense, fast spreading groundcover with 2 to 3 broad leaves and upright 6 to 8" stems of dainty, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers in spring.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • Field grown division with 3 to 5 flowering pips (and many smaller pips)
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    Corydalis lutea

    Corydalis lutea has many long blooming, soft yellow flowers above 15" clumps of lacy blue-green foliage. It is hardy, easy to grow, and self-sows freely, making it useful as a ground cover, especially in dry shade.


  • Ships late March through May and again after mid September
  • 2 to 3 year field grown plant, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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    Epimedium 'Frohnleiten'

    Epimedium 'Frohnleiten' is a slow spreading variety of barrenwort with bright yellow flowers in early spring over bronze-pink foliage that turns dark green in summer and back to bronze in the fall. It is easy to grow so long as the rhizomes are planted and covered with some good soil and it receives occasional moisture. It grows 8 to 12" high and 18 to 24" wide.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid-September
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    Epimedium 'Lilafee'

    Epimedium 'Lilafee' is a shorter, clumping barrenwort with long spurred purple flowers in spring above bronze-red tinted foliage that turns green in summer. The flowers grow 8 - 12" tall and the clumps spread 15 to 18" wide.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid-September
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    Epimedium 'Orange Queen'

    Epimedium 'Orange Queen' (aka 'Orangekönigen') has delightful light copppery-orange flowers that rise up in open clusters ahead of the new spring foliage. This variety is an excellent spreading groundcover with medium green, heart shaped leaves growing 10" tall and 18 to 24" wide.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid-September
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    Epimedium 'Pink Elf'

    Epimedium 'Pink Elf' (PP#17228) has evergreen, heart shaped foliage and in late spring, pretty little light pink flowers with a darker pink center come up on wiry stems. It flowers 20" high with 12" high foliage that will spread slowly to form a dense clump.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid-September
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    Epimedium 'Sulphureum'

    Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' is a semi-clumping barrenwort with short spurred, light yellow flowers that rise up above red tinted, heart shaped leaves in the spring. The flowers grow 12" tall and the clumps spread 18 to 24" wide.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid-September
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    Geranium 'Crystal Rose'

    Geranium 'Crystal Rose' forms a dense mat of aromatic, glossy green foliage that is covered with hot pink flowers in early summer with repeat blooming until fall. It flowers 12" high and forms a slow spreading mound. (PP#20809)


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Geranium 'Elizabeth Ann' PP#11252

    Geranium 'Elizabeth Ann' is a wonderful plant with chocolate colored foliage topped with lavender flowers in the summer, plus the foliage turns red in the fall. It is easy to grow, spreading slowly to form a dense mound about 15" tall and 18" wide.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Geranium 'Rozanne' PP#12175

    Geranium 'Rozanne' has large violet-blue, saucer shaped flowers with a lighter center that bloom for several months from mid-summer to fall! They grow from a central mounding crown up to about 18" high but each branch can spread out up to 3'.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

    Geranium sanguineum var. striatum has soft pink flowers with deep rose-pink veins that flower all summer above slow spreading, 8 to 10" clumps of finely dissected foliage. They are easy to grow and make a terrific border plant in the sun to part sun garden.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Lamiastrum 'Herman's Pride'

    Lamiastrum 'Herman's Pride' forms an attractive 12 to 15" mound of green veined, silver foliage that is completely covered with light yellow flowers in early summer. These dense clumping plants work great as a border plant in the shade garden.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum 'Angelina'

    Sedum 'Angelina' is a low growing groundcover with bright golden yellow, soft needle-like foliage with yellow flowers. It takes on a reddish-orange tint in cold weather and the fantastic foliage persists all winter long, even in cold climates.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum 'Blue Spruce'

    Sedum 'Blue Spruce' is an easy groundcover with 6" high needle-like, blue-green foliage. In summer it has many upright stems carrying small yellow flowers. It will creep and self-sow to form a dense colony.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum 'John Creech'
    Sedum 'John Creech' is a vigorous growing groundcover with bright green scalloped foliage and pink flowers in the summer.

  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum 'Lime Zinger'

    Sedum 'Lime Zinger' (PP#24632) is a slowly spreading plant with green leaves edged in reddish-pink and topped with large clusters of pink flowers in late summer. It prefers semi-dry conditions, grows 4" tall, and spreads to form a mat of foliage.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum 'Striatum'

    Sedum 'Striatum' forms a low mound of delicate looking foliage that is topped with yellow flowers in late summer. It is evergreen and grows about 6" high.


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    Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

    Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' is an easy to grow, dense spreading groundcover with lightly toothed, rounded green foliage held on reddish stems and topped with star-shaped, canary yellow flowers in summer.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Sedum acre

    Sedum acre is a tightly low growing groundcover topped with yellow flowers in the spring. It grows 2 to 4" high and spreads as far as allowed, looking great cascading over rocks or used between stepping stones, just trim away the excess.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • Field grown division, approx. 6" diameter, freshly dug and shipped bare root
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    Sedum album 'Red Ice'

    Sedum album 'Red Ice' is a very low groundcover with small rounded blue-green leaflets and tiny, starry white flowers in late spring. In fall and winter it takes on a deep red hue.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
  • Approx. 4" diameter divisions shipped bare root
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    Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

    Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park' is a low growing native woodland groundcover with whorled, medium green, rounded leaves that creep to form a solid mass of foliage. It has white flowers in spring and grows best in the shade.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Veronica 'Georgia Blue'

    Veronica 'Georgia Blue' is a terrific groundcover for the sun to part shade garden, forming a low mat of round, dark green foliage that is completely covered with tiny medium blue flowers in spring.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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    Veronica 'Whitewater'

    Veronica 'Whitewater' (PP#22783) is a white sport of the popular Veronica 'Waterperry Blue'. It is an easy to grow groundcover for the sun to part sun garden, forming a low, trailing mat of shiny green leaves covered with tiny white flowers in spring and summer.


  • Ships April to mid-May and again after mid September
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