Vinca minor Many uses for groundcovers (1)
Groundcovers are low-growing plants that form a sod as they develop in a horizontal direction. Some varieties are evergreen and some are even reasonably tolerant of being walked on. An advantage of using groundcovers is that their closely-knit carpet of leaves gives weeds down …
Waldsteinia Many uses for groundcovers (2) - Evergreen perennials
Vinca minor, Pachysandra terminalis, Acaena, Waldsteinia ternata, Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’, Stachys byzantina ‘Primrose Heron’ Vinca minor An outstanding evergreen groundcover that is completely winter hardy. Vinca will thrive in shaded locations where a lawn cannot …
Hedera helix Many uses for groundcovers (3) - Evergreen shrubs
Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper, Hedera helix, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humulis Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper The distinctive characteristic of this evergreen Cotoneaster is its habit: it grows flatly against the ground to create a kind of sod. Its leaves are small, slightly lustrous …
Epimedium Many uses for groundcovers (4) - Deciduous perennials
Epimedium, Geranium macrorrhizum, Clematis heracleifolia ‘Côte d’Azur’, Anemone nemorosa Epimedium Epimedium produces flowers as early as April and May but its attractive foliage also provides visual interest during the rest of the growing season. Epimedium produces delicate …
Many uses for groundcovers (5) - Deciduous shrubs
Cornus canadensis Cornus canadensis is a creeping species that does not exceed 20 cm. in height. Its leaves display an exceptionally beautiful shape and are bright green in colour. Like almost all members of this genus, the slightly arched veins in its leaves are easily visible …