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.
Ground Covers Species and Formats
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Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)
Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)
Native Ground Covers & Ferns*
Aquilegia canadensis (Red Columbine)
Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke)
Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy)
* 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
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)