Popular Groundcover Plants

Groundcovers can take on many shapes and forms, some everyday perennials can be classified as ground cover as they have a spreading nature. The most widely planted groundcover in today’s landscape is turfgrass. Groundcover plants, when properly taken care of, provide dense soil cover, retard weed growth, and prevent soil erosion. Groundcovers range in height from an inch to four feet. They can be woody or herbaceous; clumping or running; evergreen or deciduous. There is a broad array of colors and textures to choose from. Groundcovers not only solve problems but also unify different components in the landscape. Non-spreading types of ground covers can be used as hedging material, traffic barriers or just visual guides toward an entry. They soften hardscapes such as walks, steps, and driveways. Groundcovers help to define space. A low ground cover can provide a transition between the lawn and taller plants used in beds. Attractive foliage, colorful flowers, and, at times attractive fruit can add color and texture to an otherwise “green” landscape. Groundcovers create various moods. Small leaved, smooth textured ground covers used in broad curved plantings can convey a feeling of spaciousness. Whereas large leaved coarse textured ground covers create a feeling of closeness.


Turfgrass covers the soil in almost every conceivable place. Most of the time it succeeds in providing a suitable cover. Yet, sometimes unsuitable growing conditions prevent its continued success. Other ground covers may provide solutions to a landscaping challenge or just add a bit of much needed texture and color.

Popular Varieties

  • Purple Leaf Winter Creeper
  • English Ivy
  • Pachysandra (Good For Shade)
  • Creeping Lily Turf
  •  Sedum varieties
  • Ajuga varieties
  • Vinca Minor (Good For Shade)
  • 3.25” Foot Friendly and Stepables to include
  • Irish Moss
  • Scotch Moss
  • Blue Star Creeper
  • Golden Creeping Jenny

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