Ground Covers

Growing Colors™ offers a wide assortment of ground covers that can be used for mass plantings or for interplanting with perennials. These plants are available in 2.5" pots, packed 40/tray, and will be shipped dormant. Ground Covers can be sold in 2.5" pots as a promotional or volume item, or transplant into quart/gallon containers.

The Growing Colors™ program includes these ground covers:

  • Aegopodium (Snow-on-the-Mountain)
  • Ajuga (Bugleweed)
  • Asarum (Ginger)
  • Ceratostigma (Plumbago, Leadwort)
  • Galium (Sweet Woodruff)
  • Houttuynia (Chameleon Plant)

  • Lamium (Spotted Dead Nettle)
  • Liriope (Lily-turf)
  • Pachysandra (Japanese Spurge)
  • Sagina (Irish Moss)
  • Veronica (Speedwell)
  • Vinca (Periwinkle)

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  • Aegopodium - Snow-on-the-Mountain

    Rapid growing and spreading ground cover. Grows where other plants may have difficulty growing. Tolerates full sun to full shade.

  • Snow on the Mountain

    Green and white variegated foliage with white flowers.
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    4-7
    10-15'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Ajuga - Bugleweed

    Rapid growing and easy to maintain. Grows well under trees where other plants may have difficulty. Blue flowers bloom on short spikes in early spring.

  • Bugleweed

    Very dark burgundy to almost black glossy foliage, dark violet-blue flowers bloom early spring, plants are resistant to powdery mildew and heat tolerant.
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    3-9
    4-6'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Bugleweed

    Bright tricolor variegation of burgundy, cream, and green; blue flower spikes bloom early spring.
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    3-9
    4-6'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Bugleweed

    Large purplish-bronze leaves with 10" blue flower spikes in early spring.
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    3-9
    6-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Bugleweed

    This reblooming Ajuga will have intense purple-blue flowers in early spring and then again in summer, foliage is variegated and the new shoots aare beautiful pink colored, low maintenance.
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    4-9
    6-8'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Asarum - Ginger

    Wildflower that performs equally well in the shaded garden. Grown for its foliage as the flowers are rather inconspicuous.

  • American Ginger

    Large round green foliage, spreads thru underground rhizomes, greater heat tolerance than europeaum.
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    2-9
    6-8'
    2.5" Pot
    40
  • European Ginger

    Large 4" glossy green foliage, slow spreader that will tolerate full shade, evergreen in milder climates, less hardy.
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    4-9
    6-8'
    3.5" Pot
    24
  • Ceratostigma - Plumbago, Leadwort

    Mat forming groundcover spreads by underground rhizomes. Prized for its late summer bloom. Tolerates drier locations and poorer soils.

  • Plumbago

    Wiry stems with shiny green foliage, terminal clusters of gentian blue flowers bloom late summer till frost.
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    4-9
    8-12'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Galium - Sweet Woodruff

    Well-suited for moist, partially shaded areas. Prefers slightly acidic soil.

  • Sweet Woodruff

    Rosettes of narrow green leaves with fragrant tiny white flowers in spring.
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    4-9
    8-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Houttuynia - Houttuynia

    Very aggressive, fast spreading ground cover. Should only be planted where it can be easily congtained. Very versatile and adaptable to a wide range of conditions. Also good for water gardens.

  • Chameleon Plant

    Highly variegated foliage painted with yellow, green, bronze, and red; white flowers, late to break dormancy.
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    4-9
    6-9'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Lamium - Spotted Dead Nettle

    Highly variegated foliage use to brighten dark shady areas. Maintains good color all summer and not as invasive as ground covers. Short flower spikes bloom spring.

  • Spotted Dead Nettle

    Green leaves covered with shimmering silver overlay, orchid-pink flowers that repeat throughout summer.
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    3-8
    4-8'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Spotted Dead Nettle

    Forms dense spikes of deep purple flowers, attractive crisp silver leaves with rich green edges adds color to any shady garden, a robust grower.
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    3-8
    4-8'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Spotted Dead Nettle

    Silver white leaves with narrow green edge, pure white flowers, the foliage and flowers will brighten any shady spots.
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    3-8
    4-8'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Liriope - Lilyturf

    Low growing tufts well-suited for use as a ground cover or in mass plantings. Very undemanding grass that tolerates a wide range of conditions.

  • Lily Turf

    Forms shorter tufted clumps with grassy evergreen foliage, dark violet blue flower spikes resembling hyacinths bloom late summer through fall.
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    5-9
    8-10'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Lily Turf

    Forms attractive tufted clumps of green and cream variegated foliage, short spikes of violet-blue flowers bloom late summer through fall.
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    6-9
    10-12'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Pachysandra - Japanese Spurge

    Fast-spreading and maintenance free. Grows best in semi-shaded areas.

  • Japanese Spurge

    Improved selection, slightly more compact with very glossy green foliage.
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    3-9
    6-'
    2"Plug
    48
  • Sagina - Irish Moss

    Creeping moss-like evergreen groundcover. Best suited for the rock garden or between stepping stones. Prefers moist areas and will tolerate some.

  • Irish Moss

    Forms dense green mats, tiny white flowers bloom late spring.
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    4-7
    2-4'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Irish Moss

    Bright golden yellow foliage forms dense mats, tiny white flowers bloom late spring.
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    4-7
    2-4'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Veronica - Speedwell

    Summer blooming plants for the sunny border. Most require very little maintenance.

  • NEW FOR 2020
    Veronica x Snowmass® Blue-Eyed Veronica

    Speedwell

    This groundcover Veronica produces a carpet of blue-eyed white flowers in spring, low growing with glossy evergreen foliage, works well as a companion plant with spring bulbs.
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    3-9
    1-2'
    3" Plug
    30
  • Vinca - Periwinkle

    Short trailing ground cover that quickly forms a dense mat. Good for sun or shade. Very floriferous in spring.

  • Periwinkle

    Dark green leaves with deep blue flowers, more mounding type than rooting along the stem.
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    4-9
    6-8'
    2" Plug
    48
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