Bugleweed
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

 

Height         3-4 inches (8-10 cm), flowers to 6" (15 cm)

Spread        12-24 inches (30-60 cm), continually spreading

Foliage        'Bronze Beauty' has large dark burgundy and green leaves
                  'Burgundy Glow' has variegated cream, pink and gray leaves

Flower         Bluish-violet, attracts bumblebees

Blooming     Late spring

Hardiness    Zone 3-9

Light           Part shade

Moisture      Average

Soil             Well-drained, lighter soils best, but adaptable 

 

Bugleweeds are colourful, fast-growing stoloniferous perennials for small to medium area coverage, or for use in mixed containers. Bumblebees flock to these plants in flower. 

 

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Sold in 4" (10 cm) pots or 24-clump grower's flats

Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis

 

Height         6-10 inches (15-25 cm)

Spread        24-36 inches (30-45 cm) or more

Flower         White, very fragrant

Blooming     Spring

Hardiness    Zone 2-7

Light           Part shade to full shade

Moisture      Average to moist, tolerates periodic drought

Soil             Humus-rich, neutral to acidic 

 

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Purpleleaf Wintercreeper
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'

 

Height         12-18 inches (30-45 cm)

Spread        24-36 inches (60-90 cm) 

Foliage        Evergreen

Hardiness    Zone 5-9

Light           Full sun to part shade

Moisture      Average

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Sold in 100-ct grower's flats, 4" (10 cm) pots and 1 gallon

 
Sweet Woodruff
Galium odoratum

 

Height         6-8 inches (15-20 cm)

Spread        12 inches (30 cm)

Flower         White

Blooming     Late spring

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Part shade to full shade

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Adaptable, may not persist in heavy clay

 

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Spotted Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'
Lamium maculatum 'Red Nancy' occasionally offered
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy'

Height         4-6 inches (10-15 cm)

Spread        12-16" inches (30-40 cm) 

Flower         Light pink, deep pink or white

Blooming     Summer to Fall

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Part shade to shade

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Adaptable

 

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Companions for Native Ground Covers

With the variety of adaptations and possible landscape uses, contact us for appropriate companions to suit your project. 

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Companions for Native Ground Covers

With the variety of adaptations and possible landscape uses, contact us for appropriate companions to suit your project. 

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Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia nummularia
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'

 

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Flower         

Blooming     Spring to fall

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Sun to shade

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Adaptable

 

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Japanese Spurge
Pachysandra terminalis

 

Height         

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Blooming     Spring to fall

Hardiness    Zone 3-8

Light           Sun to shade

Moisture      Average to dry

Soil             Adaptable

 

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