Ground Cover Plants

The following plants have been selected for their ability to cover the ground between larger plants such as shrubs or trees. They either spread to form a carpet,  where one plant may cover a considerable area by itself. The other method of achieving good coverage is to plant clump forming species fairly close together so they touch, forming a continuous carpet. A mixture of ground cover plants can be used to give a tapestry of foliage and flowers, or a single species may be used, maybe in formal gardens or under a mixed planting of shrubs. 

Prior to planting the ground should be free of weeds and well prepared, after planting they should be watered in well and mulched to encourage them to do their job well. 

Note: some plants may be frost tender in which case we give the minimum temperature.



A Collection of 12 Plants for Ground Cover in Shade

A Collection of 12 Plants for Ground Cover in Shade

Our selection of 12 hardy perennials for ground cover in shade. We usually include 4 varieties (3 of each) which may include but not limited to plants such as Geranium, Heuchera, Bergenia, Pulmonaria ...... more
£51.99




A Collection of 12 Plants for Ground Cover in Sun

A Collection of 12 Plants for Ground Cover in Sun

Our selection of 12 hardy perennials for ground cover in sun. We usually include 4 varieties (3 of each) which may include but not limited to plants such as Geranium, Nepeta, Bergenia, Ceratostigma ...... more
£51.99




A Collection of 6 Plants for Ground Cover in Shade

A Collection of 6 Plants for Ground Cover in Shade

Our selection of 6 hardy perennials for ground cover in shade. The selection may include but is not limited to plants such as Geranium, Heuchera, Bergenia, Pulmonaria and Ajuga. The actual selection ...... more
£26.99




A Collection of 6 Plants for Ground Cover in Sun

A Collection of 6 Plants for Ground Cover in Sun

Our selection of 6 hardy perennials for ground cover in sun. The selection may include but not limited to plants such as Geranium, Nepeta, Bergenia, Ceratostigma and Waldsteinia. The actual selection ...... more
£26.99




Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum pedatum

A North American fern which grows in moist woodlands. The attractive fingered fronds rise above a creeping mat of rhizomes, making slow spreading ground cover in humus rich soil in a shady border. ...... more
£5.99




Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata' Variegated Ground Elder

Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegata'

Attractive variegated form, not as invasive as its plain green sibling but does still cover the ground and will work its way in amongst other plants. Ideal for a wild or woodland area where ground ...... more
£4.50




Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Stunning ground cover plant with very dark, scalloped glossy leaves and dense spikes of dark blue flowers from April-June. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in part/ full shade. 20 cms (7").
£4.50




Ajuga reptans 'Sugar Plum'

Ajuga reptans 'Sugar Plum'

Large, rounded wrinkled leaves that are a greyish green flushed with deep pink and cream, the young growth a deeper red. The contrasting deep blue flowers appear in spring. Mildew resistant. 20 cms ...... more
£4.50

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 temporarily unavailable 

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda' Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda'

(Syn. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'.) Attractive cultivar with small, narrow purple leaves to 1 inch long and spikes of blue flowers from April-June. Use as ground cover in shade/ part shade in any soil ...... more
£4.50




Ajuga reptans 'Variegata' Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Variegata'

Variegated evergreen cultivar with grey-green leaves with cream splashes and margins. Spikes of blue flowers. 15 cms (6").
£4.50

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 temporarily unavailable 

Alchemilla epipsila Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla epipsila

Compact species with hairy leaves and masses of small green flowers from June-September. Ideal for softening the edge of a path/border. Grow in moist, fertile soil in sun/part shade. Less vigorous ...... more
£4.50




Lady's Mantle

Alchemilla mollis

Useful plant for softening the edges of a border with its soft leaves and sprays of small acid yellow flowers from June to September. Self seeds freely. Drought tolerant. Good ground cover. AGM. 30 ...... more
£3.99

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 temporarily unavailable 

Beach Wormwood

Artemisia stelleriana 'Boughton Silver'

A low-growing evergreen perennial with finely cut intensely grey leaves forming a spreading mat. Needs good drainage and a sunny spot. The unexciting flowers are best removed as they appear, to keep ...... more
£4.50




Aruncus aethusifolius Dwarf Goats Beard

Aruncus aethusifolius

Very compact species with small finely cut leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Open panicles of cream flowers from June-July. Grow in moisture retentive soil in sun or part shade. Makes a lovely ...... more
£4.50




Asparagus densiflorus 'Mazeppa' Emerald Fern

Asparagus densiflorus 'Mazeppa'

Good foliage theme for a sunny conservatory with its fresh, brilliant green foliage and bushy habit. The stems are upright at first then arch over and downwards, making it an ideal candidate for a ...... more
£5.00





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Date Expected
Hebe stenophylla 11/08/2014
Rosa 'Maréchal Niel' 28/07/2014
Epiphyllum oxypetalum 28/07/2014
Canna indica 28/07/2014
Puya berteroniana 28/07/2014
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