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Groundcovers - Durable Plants for Foot Traffic, Crevices, Nooks & More!

Groundcovers - Durable Plants for Foot Traffic, Crevices, Nooks & More!

For those tough areas between flagstones, or crevices there are a select group of groundcover plants that work well for this area.  You will find them very effective for also discouraging weeds while adding beauty to your garden.   Make sure to select the right plant for light & water requirements.  These plants will take varying degrees of foot traffic.
 
Ajuga Black Scallop or Ajuga Chocolate Chip
Bugleweed or Ajuga is an evergreen groundcover with blue flowers in spring
Great for: Sun or Shade, beneath trees, lawn substitute, pathways, nooks, accents, containers.
Tolerates:  Dry Shade, Moist Shade
 
Isotoma fluviatilis
Blue Star Creeper - Beautiful tiny blue flowers blooming sporadically all summer Long - #1 Best Seller
Great for: Sun or Shade, Lawn substitute, Stepping Stones, Ponds, Patios, Containers, Crevices, Rock Garden, pathways
Tolerates: Deer, Drought, Rabbits, Pests
 
Lysimachia  Aurea
Creeping Jenny (Evergreen)- One of the fastest growing evergreen ground covers. Plants root at each node, and hug the ground, producing a beautiful carpet of lime green to gold.
Great for:   Shade, Retaining walls, crevices, dry shade, moist shade, woodland area, accent, containers, lawn substitute
Tolerates:  Moisture
 
Mazus reptans
Low growing, fast spreading ground cover that blooms in summer, and stays evergreen in warmer climates.
Great for:  Sun-Part Shade, Beneath shrubs, stones, small scale lawn substitute, patios, curbside
Tolerates:  Moisture
 
Sagina subulata  and Sagina subulata Aurea
These mosses spread rapidly to form a dense, soft, cushiony carpet that is covered with 100s of tiny white flowers in spring!
Great for:  Shade-Part Shade, Moist, well drained areas, Woodland Areas, Containers
Tolerates:  Moist Shade  


SedumSod®
Beautiful, multi-colored, INSTANT groundcover that is easy to install and maintain!
Great for:   Sun-Part Shade, Lawn Substitute, flagstones, pavers, Patio, Slopes, DIY projects
Tolerates:  Drought, Heat
 
Thymus wooly
One of the best low-growing drought tolerant ground covers for sunny & dry spots in the garden. You'll love the low growing dense habit which helps to smother out weeds in the garden.
Great for:  Sun, Crevices, retaining walls, rock garden, curbside, Slopes, Pathways, Patio, Lawn substitute, containers
Tolerates:   Drought
 
Veronica Waterperry Blue
Very tolerant of rain and cold to heat, humidity and drought. This carefree, drought tolerant ground cover needs only sunshine and good soil drainage. In early to mid May, hundreds of brilliant blue blooms, each starred with a white center, are a standout against the silver highlighted bright green foliage.
Great for:  Sun, Part Shade, Beneath Trees, Shrubs, slopes, retaining walls, rock garden, containers,
Tolerates:  Drought, Dry Shade
 
Other Sedum varieties that are tolerant of light to moderate foot traffic:
Sedum Angelina (moderate)
Sedum Acre Aureum (moderate)
Sedum Album Coral Carpet (moderate)

Sedum John Creech (moderate)

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