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Groundcover Perennials

Easy-to-grow groundcovers are useful and beautiful

Whether you're looking to prevent erosion, replace your lawn, or fill in those weed-prone areas between the stepping stones of your garden path, we have a wonderful variety of tough, easy-to-grow perennial groundcovers that will multiply and naturalize beautifully. Groundcovers are experts at outcompeting weeds - plant them in hard to reach areas or use them to create a low-growing carpet of flowers and foliage in between taller plants.

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  1. Creeping Thyme, Thymus praecox Coccineus with Lavender

    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)...

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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)
  2. Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue, Phlox subulata

    Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox is a fast-spreading, low-growing perennial groundcover that creates a carpet of pale lavender-blue flowers in spring. Extremely easy to grow, its early se...

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    Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Emerald Blue
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox is a fast-spreading, low-growing perennial groundcover that creates a carpet of pale lavender-blue flowers in spring. Extremely easy to grow, its early season blooms last for weeks and attract butterflies. Deer resistant and drought tolerant once mature. (Phlox subulata)
  3. Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata

    Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox creates a mat of bright purple blooms paired with deep violet center eyes and grass-like foliage. This 4-6" tall spreading perennial flowers in the sprin...

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    Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox Purple Beauty Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Purple Beauty
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Purple Beauty' Creeping Phlox creates a mat of bright purple blooms paired with deep violet center eyes and grass-like foliage. This 4-6" tall spreading perennial flowers in the springtime under full sun, but can be planted under trees that leaf out and create shade later in the season. Drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, 'Purple Beauty' carries a sweet fragrance that attracts butterflies. (Phlox subulata)
  4. Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata

    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox welcomes spring with a flush of white blooms bearing a vibrant magenta eye. Petals may take on a flush of pink to complement the rosy highlights. Needle-...

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    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Amazing Grace
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Amazing Grace Creeping Phlox welcomes spring with a flush of white blooms bearing a vibrant magenta eye. Petals may take on a flush of pink to complement the rosy highlights. Needle-like, evergreen foliage forms a dense mat making a lush groundcover perfect for cascading over walls or across slopes. Flowers attract butterflies to the garden. (Phlox subulata)
  5. Pennsylvania Sedge Grass, Carex

    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or la...

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    Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Carex pensylvanica
    As low as $11.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or lawn alternative that requires little to no mowing. Mass planting will create a cool, glossy green carpet that is tough and versatile. Semi-evergreen foliage is deer resistant and low maintenance. (Carex pennsylvanica)
  6. Elijah Blue Fescue Grass, Festuca glauca

    Elijah Blue Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant Elijah Blue in borders, rock ...

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    Elijah Blue Fescue Grass Elijah Blue Fescue Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    'Elijah Blue' Fescue Grass is one of the most popular, no fuss ornamental grasses. Low growing in tight mounds with fine silvery blue-green foliage, plant 'Elijah Blue' in borders, rock gardens, or as groundcover to create year-round visual interest in the garden. In late spring and early summer, blonde seed heads appear on tall stems. Compact forms are great for small gardens and containers, and wont overtake its companions in the garden. (Festuca glauca)
  7. Creeping Thyme Elfin, Thymus serpyllum

    Low growing and tough, this Thyme is perfect planted in a rock path or as a lawn alternative. Lavender-pink flowers emerge in early summer and attract pollinators to the garden. (Thy...

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    Elfin Creeping Thyme Elfin Creeping Thyme Thymus serpyllum Elfin
    As low as $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Low growing and tough, this Thyme is perfect planted in a rock path or as a lawn alternative. Lavender-pink flowers emerge in early summer and attract pollinators to the garden. (Thymus)
  8. Blue Vinca minor, Vinca minor, Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle

    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)...

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    Vinca Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle Vinca minor
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)
  9. Stachys monieri Hummelo, Hummelo Betony, Photo Courtesy of Walters Garden Inc.

    Award-winning Hummelo Betony brings a vigorous burst of spiky violet blooms to your late spring garden while providing a strong mounding groundcover during the rest of the growing se...

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    Hummelo Betony Hummelo Betony Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Award-winning Hummelo Betony brings a vigorous burst of spiky violet blooms to your late spring garden while providing a strong mounding groundcover during the rest of the growing season. Masses of two-lipped flowers cluster on the top of strong stems and are a favorite for pollinators in a sunny garden. Deer resistant. (Stachys monieri Hummelo)
  10. Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata

    Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox produces striking blooms in hues of pink and white atop masses of evergreen foliage. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, use this perennial groundcover t...

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    Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox Candy Stripe Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Candy Stripe
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox produces striking blooms in hues of pink and white atop masses of evergreen foliage. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, use this perennial groundcover to spill down banks, spread under trees, and lend its joyful color to hard to manage areas. Excellent in rock gardens. (Phlox subulata)
  11. Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox, Phlox subulata

    Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox ushers in spring vibrantly with its star-shaped, magenta-pink blooms. A drought-tolerant evergreen, this perennial groundcover creates a dense mat of 6 i...

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    Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox Scarlet Flame Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Scarlet Flame
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Scarlet Flame' Creeping Phlox ushers in spring vibrantly with its star-shaped, magenta-pink blooms. A drought-tolerant evergreen, this perennial groundcover creates a dense mat of 6 inch blooms atop needle-like foliage. Plant 'Scarlet Flame' in tricky areas like steep banks and rock walls to watch its flowers skillfully spread. Very cold hardy. (Phlox subulata)
  12. Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme, Thymus citriodorus Spicy Orange, close up of lavender-pink flower spikes

    As its name suggests, Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme is a beautiful perennial herb with a fragrance reminiscent of spiced citrus. Delicate lavender-pink flower spikes top the evergreen ...

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    Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme Spicy Orange Creeping Thyme Thymus citriodorus Spicy Orange
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    As its name suggests, 'Spicy Orange' Creeping Thyme is a beautiful perennial herb with a fragrance reminiscent of spiced citrus. Delicate lavender-pink flower spikes top the evergreen foliage in early summer, attracting pollinators. Its low-growing habit is perfect between stepping stones where it can handle light foot traffic, along the front of a border, or in a container. (Thymus)
  13. Artemisia Silver Mound, Artemisia schmidtiana, Wormwood or Dusty Miller

    Dwarf Dusty Miller, Silver Mound, growing to only 14 inches, creates silvery plants for dramatic contrast with greens. (Artemisia schmidtiana)...

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    Silver Mound Artemisia Silver Mound Wormwood Artemisia schmidtiana Silver Mound
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Dwarf Dusty Miller, Silver Mound, growing to only 14 inches, creates silvery plants for dramatic contrast with greens. (Artemisia schmidtiana)
  14. Pink Creeping Phlox Emerald Pink, Phlox growing over rocks

    Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox is famous for its blazing pink blooms and evergreen foliage that work together beautifully as a groundcover or colorful landscape accent. Allowed to spill...

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    Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Emerald Pink
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Emerald Pink' Creeping Phlox is famous for its blazing pink blooms and evergreen foliage that work together beautifully as a groundcover or colorful landscape accent. Allowed to spill and trail over walls, slopes, and container egdes, low-growing 'Emerald Pink' will bring the garden to life while cleverly hiding any trouble spots. Drought-tolerant, deer resistant and extremely easy to grow. (Phlox subulata)
  15. Coral Bells Caramel, Heuchera Caramel, photo courtesy of Walter's Garden

    Caramel Coral Bells has distinctive foliage in warm honey tones. This native hybrid unfurls in early spring in hues of deep grey-red, warming by early summer to its candy-c...

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    Caramel Coral Bells Caramel Coral Bells PP#16560 Heuchera Caramel PP#16560
    $15.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Caramel' Coral Bells has distinctive foliage in warm honey tones. This native hybrid unfurls in early spring in hues of deep grey-red, warming by early summer to its candy-colored hue, inviting pollinators to the garden with lovely pink flowers. 'Caramel' Coral Bells provides lasting contrast and texture throughout the growing season, holding up well to summer’s humidity and heat. (Heuchera)
  16. Highland Cream Creeping Thyme, Thymus praecox Highland Cream, close up of pale flower spikes

    Highland Cream Creeping Thyme is versatile as a groundcover and a great perennial plant. With poor soils, sharp drainage,and good sun exposure, this thyme will respond with spreading...

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    Highland Cream Creeping Thyme Highland Cream Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox Highland Cream
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Highland Cream' Creeping Thyme is versatile as a groundcover and a great perennial plant. With poor soils, sharp drainage,and good sun exposure, this thyme will respond with spreading variegated foliage, citrus fragrance,and charming pale flower spikes that draw pollinators. 'Highland Cream'is deer and rabbit resistant and can tolerate moderate foot traffic in pathways. (Thymus)
  17. Candy Tuft Alexanders White, Iberis sempervirens, Candy Tuft

    Mid spring bloomer Alexanders white Candy Tuft is a woody low growing shrub that will be evergreen in warmer winter climates but semi evergreen in colder regions. Its pure white flow...

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    Alexander's White Candy Tuft Alexander's White Candy Tuft Iberis sempervirens Alexander's White
    $8.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Mid spring bloomer Alexanders white Candy Tuft is a woody low growing shrub that will be evergreen in warmer winter climates but semi evergreen in colder regions. Its pure white flowers make a carpet of color that attract butterflies. Plant in full sun in a rock garden, between crevices or on a slope. Its deer resistant and easy to grow. (Iberis sempervirens)
  18. Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear, Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet

    With a touchable texture, ‘Silver Carpet’ Lamb’s Ear is a non-flowering groundcover that complements the colors of the garden. Its velvety silver leaves are well suited to chil...

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    Silver Carpet Lambs Ear Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet
    As low as $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    With a touchable texture, ‘Silver Carpet’ Lamb’s Ear is a non-flowering groundcover that complements the colors of the garden. Its velvety silver leaves are well suited to children’s gardens, low borders, hellstrips, and dry, sunny gardens. A hardy drought tolerant perennial, ‘Silver Carpet’ will thrive in poor soils and dry shade. Its soft and fuzzy texture is unpalatable to deer and rabbits. (Stachys byzantine)
  19. Pink and Orange Delosperma Fire Spinner, Delosperma Fire Spinner, Fire Spinner Ice Plant

    Ice Plant Fire Spinners is a truly unique, fun addition to any sunny spot. Hot, neon colors ignite the summer garden and attract winged wildlife. (Delosperma)...

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    Fire Spinner® Ice Plant Fire Spinner® Ice Plant Delosperma Fire Spinner®
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Ice Plant Fire Spinners is a truly unique, fun addition to any sunny spot. Hot, neon colors ignite the summer garden and attract winged wildlife. (Delosperma)
  20. Alyssum Gold Spring, Alyssum wulfenianumc

    Early spring bloomer Golden Spring PPAF Alyssum lights up the garden with its bright yellow carpet like appearance. Its resistant to deer, rabbits and frost in early spring. Plant ...

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    Golden Spring Alyssum Golden Spring Alpine Alyssum PP#25710 Alyssum wulfenianum Golden Spring PP#25710
    As low as $7.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Early spring bloomer Golden Spring PPAF Alyssum lights up the garden with its bright yellow carpet like appearance. Its resistant to deer, rabbits and frost in early spring. Plant in full sun as a ground cover, in a rock garden or as a border. (Alyssum wulfenianum PPAF)
  21. Lesser Catmint, Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta with yellow butterfly

    Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from earl...

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    Calamintha Lesser Catmint Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
    $10.65
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Calamintha creates a serene, inviting space with clouds of tiny white blossoms and dense, finely textured foliage that releases a rejuvenating minty fragrance. Flowering from early summer until fall, Calamintha attracts a host of pollinators. Drought tolerant plants spread gently and will drape over the edges of containers and rock walls, softening hard edges as a lovely filler, edging plant, or groundcover. 2021 Perennial Plant of the Year. (Calamintha nepeta)
  22. Orange and Yellow Delosperma Fire Wonder, Delosperma, Ice Plant

    Add some spice to your summer garden with the Fire Wonder Ice Plant. Huge, bright red and yellow blooms create a carpet of bold color in almost any garden. This versatile perennial i...

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    Fire Wonder Ice Plant Fire Wonder Ice Plant (Patent Pending) Delosperma Fire Wonder (Patent Pending)
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Add some spice to your summer garden with the 'Fire Wonder' Ice Plant. Huge, bright red and yellow blooms create a carpet of bold color in almost any garden. This versatile perennial is drought and heat tolerant, making it a great choice for a low-maintenance area of the garden. The spectacular blooms attract bees and butterflies and the shorter height makes this plant perfect for containers or hanging baskets. Like other Ice Plants, 'Fire Wonder' is deer resistant and prefers as much sun as possible. (Delosperma)
  23. Bonfire Flowering Spurge, Euphorbia polychroma Bonfire, close up of yellow flowers

    Bonfire Euphorbia is likely to ignite a lifelong interest in this fabulous plant family! Forming a mound of orange, purple, and red foliage in the spring and summer that deepens to r...

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    Bonfire Euphorbia Bonfire Flowering Spurge PP#18585 Euphorbia polychroma Bonfire PP#18585
    $9.32
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Bonfire' Euphorbia is likely to ignite a lifelong interest in this fabulous plant family! Forming a mound of orange, purple, and red foliage in the spring and summer that deepens to red in the fall, 'Bonfire' has one more trick up its sleeve: bright yellow bracts opening like flowers on the stem tips in late spring. Plant to add texture and structure to complement flowers and grasses in drier soils or sloped locations like rock gardens. (Euphorbia polychroma)
  24. Johnson's Blue Cranesbill, Geranium Johnson's Blue

    Legendary color and flowers. Cranes Bill Johnsons Blue is the most famous blue geranium ever. Large flowers, compact plant. (Geranium)...

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    Johnson's Blue Geranium Johnson's Blue Cranesbill Geranium Johnson's Blue
    As low as $9.32
    Per Bag of 1
    Legendary color and flowers. Crane's Bill Johnson's Blue is the most famous blue geranium ever. Large flowers, compact plant. (Geranium)
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