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)
  • Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle)
  • Asarum (Ginger)
  • Ceratostigma (Plumbago, Leadwort)
  • Convallaria (Lily of the Valley)
  • Delosperma (Hardy Ice Plant)
  • Galium (Sweet Woodruff)

    • Houttuynia (Chameleon Plant)
    • Lamium (Spotted Dead Nettle)
    • Liriope (Lily-turf)
    • Pachysandra (Japanese Spurge)
    • Sagina (Irish Moss)
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    • 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'
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    • Bugleweed

      Large purplish-bronze leaves with 10" blue flower spikes in early spring.
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      3-9
      6-10'
      2" Plug
      48
    • NEW FOR 2019
      Ajuga tenorii Princess Nadia

      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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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

      Bright variegation, green leaves with a wide golden edge and silver streak along the midrib, purplish-pink flowers.
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      3-8
      6-8'
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    • 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'
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    • 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'
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    • 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'
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    • 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. Zone 6-9.
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      10-12'
      2" Plug
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    • 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-'
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    • 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
    • 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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