Ground Covers: Small but Mighty!
We believe ground covers offer great solutions to many landscape problems: an alternative to patchy turf, reduced maintenance costs under trees and shrubs, a living mulch with less weeding, softening of hardscape edges and less soil erosion on slopes. We are working on an increasing number of native species for naturalization and restoration as well. Explore our commonly offered plants or suggest some new ones we should try!
We grow most of our plants in 4" (10 cm) pots, but certain species are offered in 1 gallon, growers flats or 36-cell plug trays. Check out individual plant descriptions and the wholesale price list for formats offered.
New! Limited quantities for 2019
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)
Hepatica acutiloba (Sharp-Leaved Hepatica)
Hydrophyllum virginianum (Virginia Waterleaf)
Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)
Native Ground Covers & Ferns:
Aquilegia canadensis (Red Columbine)
Note: many of our native species including ferns are now being produced from wild Southern Ontario sources; if you require seed source origin information, let us know.
Classic Ground Covers:
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty' (Bugleweed)
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Bugleweed)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' (Purple Leaf Wintercreeper)
Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Spotted Dead Nettle)
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted Dead Nettle)
Lysimachia nummularia (Creeping Jenny)
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' (Gold Creeping Jenny)
Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese Spurge)
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