The Growers Choice: Ground cover plants

The Growers Choice: Ground cover plants

Ground cover plants are a great addition to open landscapes and gardens of all sizes by filling in gaps and brightening up bare patches beneath trees. Here's a list of some of our favourite groundcover plants.

Alchemilla Mollis

Show off their rounded light green leaves with green-yellow small flowers. It thrives positioned in full sun or partial shade, growing up to 1.5 metres. Flowering from June to September, it is an easy-to-use perennial making it a favourable option for ground cover in borders.

🌸 Flowers: June - September

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6 metres

🌱 Soil: Hummus-rich soil

Available in 2L and 5L pots. 

Vinca Minor

One of our favourite ground cover plants is the evergreen Vinca Minor. It is well-known for its capability in ground-covering flaunting its star-like blue flowers which can be seen from April to September. Planting the Vinca Minor in very dry soil exposed to full sun or partial shade will allow them to flourish.

🌸 Flowers: April - September

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.2 metres

🌱 Soil: Very dry soil

Available in 2L pots.

Persicaria 'Darjeeling Red'

Is a semi-evergreen perennial, well-known for its crimson upright flowers. It can be seen in the Autumn months from September to November, growing up to half a metre tall. For best results, soil moisture must be moist but well-drained.

🌸 Flowers: September - November

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.5 metres

🌱 Soil: Moist but well-drained

Available in 2L and 5L pots.

Waldsteinia Ternata

Is a semi-evergreen perennial with yellow flowers standing out against their dark green foliage. They work well alongside a path or when used for edging a border under a tree or banking. Flowering in Spring and Summer, they will require full to partial shade in most types of soil.

🌸 Flowers: April - June

🌞Position: Full shade - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 10cm 

🌱 Soil: Moist but well-drained

Available in 2L pots.

Cornus Canadensis

Also known as Creeping Dogwood, blossom white flowers in late Spring to early Summer followed by clusters of bright red berries in Autumn once the flowers have faded. They are best grown in full sun to partial shade.

🌸 Flowers: May - June 

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 10cm

🌱 Soil: Moist but well-drained

Available in 2L pots.

Hedera Hibernica

An evergreen, climbing plant which thrives in most soil types and can be used for ground cover once the shoots are pinned down. It is fast-growing so will require more attention than other ground cover varieties to stop them from growing out of control.

🌸 Flowers: October - November

🌞Position: Full sun - full shade

📏 Height: Up to 10 metres

🌱 Soil: Alkaline moist but well-drained soil

Available in 2L pots.

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Posted 8th Mar 3:45pm

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