Ground Covers

Growing Colors™ offers a wide assortment of ground covers that can be used in mass plantings or perennial landscapes. These plants are available in individual pots and will be shipped dormant. Ground Covers can be sold in the pot they arrive in as a promotional item, or transplanted into quarts or gallon containers.

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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

    The world's first-ever gold foliaged version of everyone's favorite Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'! Brilliant gold foliage in the spring and summer is topped with cobalt-blue flowers on this vigorous groundcover; hrives in shade to partial sun.

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    4-9
    -4'
  • Bugleweed

    Three colors on a single plant! Stunning tri-color leaves of bright yellow, orange, and red on this new ultra-hardy hybrid Ajuga, plants are topped in spring with beautifully contrasting cobalt-blue flowers. 

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    4-9
    -6'
  • Bugleweed

    Very dark burgundy, almost black glossy foliage. Dark violet-blue flowers bloom early spring. Plants are resistant to powdery mildew; heat tolerant.

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    3-9
    4-6'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Bugleweed

    Bright tricolor foliage 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 purple-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 are a beautiful pink color; 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. A 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 until frost.

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    4-9
    8-12'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Cornus - Dogwood

    Cornus are a North American native and are known for their springtime blossoms, showy bracts, berries and distinctive bark that can range in color from green to yellow to orange and red.  Very hardy and adaptable, this shrub is easy to maintain and not fussy about its growing conditions. The summer fruit is loved by birds and wildlife.

  • Bunchberry

    This short dogwood groundcover is a North American native. Beautiful white flowers appear in late spring that are followed by colorful red berries and red foliage in the fall. Works well in cool climates; spreads slowly by underground runners.

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    2-9
    3-9'
  • 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 contained. Very versatile and adaptable to a wide range of site conditions. 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 over 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 under pure white flowers. Foliage and flowers will brighten any shady spot!

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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 of grassy evergreen foliage. Dark violet-blue flower spikes that resemble hyacinth, 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; tiny white flowers in spring

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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

    Dense green mat of foliage; tiny white flowers bloom late spring.

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    4-7
    2-4'
    2" Plug
    48
  • Irish Moss

    Bright golden yellow foliage forms a dense mat; 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 Veronica groundcover 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 of a mounding variety vs. rooting along the stem.

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    4-9
    6-8'
    2" Plug
    48
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