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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:

Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern)

Anemone canadensis (Canada Anemone)

Aquilegia canadensis (Red Columbine)

Arctostyaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Asarum canadense (Canadian Wild Ginger)

Athyrium felix-femina (Lady Fern)

Cystopteris bulbifera (Berry Bladder Fern)

Cornus canadensis (Bunchberry)

Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

Gaultheria procumbens (Wintergreen)

Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)

Matteuccia struthiopteris (Ostrich Fern)

Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern)

Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon Fern)

Polystichum arcostichoides (Christmas Fern)

Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)

Stylophorum diphyllum (Wood Poppy)


Native Cultivars:

Viola labradorica 'Purpurea' (Labrador Violet)

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.

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