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
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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
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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
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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
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Adiantum venustum Himalayan Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum venustum

This semi-evergreen fern creeps to form a delicate carpet of lacy fronds, which are pink when they unfurl in the spring as the old fronds start to wither away. Ideal for underplanting shrubs and ...... more
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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
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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
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Burn Plant, Medicine Plant

Aloe vera

(Aloe barbadensis.) The fleshy interior of the leaves is used to heal minor skin ailments. Has spikes of tubular yellow flowers in summer. Grow in loam based compost with added grit. 60 cms (2 feet). ...... more
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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
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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
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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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Aspidistra elatior Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Foliage house-plant with handsome deep green leaves. Avoid direct sun and low humidity. Can be stood in a cool spot away from hot sun outside in summer. Will benefit from some rain water. Hardy in ...... more
£12.00
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Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way' Speckled Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way'

Rare Aspidistra with narrow, cream speckled leaves. Good in shady spot indoors/ in a conservatory away from strong sunlight. Grow in a loam based compost. May be a variety of A. lurida 30 cms (1 ...... more
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Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata' Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior 'Variegata'

Variegated Aspidistra with large leaves to 70cm long with lengthways, white stripes. Good in shady spot indoors/ in a conservatory away from strong sunlight. Grow in a loam based compost. 90 cms (3 ...... more
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Aspidistra lurida

Like other Aspidistras, this seems fairly hardy and would make unusual ground cover for dry shade(has survived several winters in an Ipswich garden). Makes a spreading clump of stiff upright leaves - ...... more
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