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Common Name
Botanical Name
Cultivar
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Barrenwort Epimedium alpinum
1. Rubrum
In this selection, plants form a bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing sprays of cherry-red flowers in mid to late spring. Although they will... 11C-North Click to display 8"-12" 12"-18" 4-9 8" Terra Cotta
Epimedium x versicolor
2. Sulphureum
One of the best cultivars available today as well as the toughest Epimedium for dry shade, even under large, thirsty trees. From mid to late... 11C-North Click to display 12" 28" 5-8 8" Terra Cotta
Basket of Gold, Cloth of Gold, Gold Dust Aurinia saxatilis (Alyssum saxatile)
3. Summit
One of the most popular of spring-flowering perennials, most often seen in rock gardens or as a border edging. This forms a low bushy mound... 5B-North Click to display 6"-8" 12"-18" 3-8 4" Green
Brass Buttons Leptinella squalida
4. Platt's Black
Leptinella is a fast growing colorful ground cover that is easy to grow and makes an ideal lawn replacement for small areas. In late spring,... 10C-North Click to display 2"-4" 12"-15" 4 8" Green
Buttercup (Golden Variegated) Ranunculus repens 
5. Buttered Popcorn
'Buttered Popcorn' is a fantastic creeping ground cover that does best in full sun to partial shade. Foliage is chartreuse to gold in color,... 4C-South Click to display 8"-12" 12"-24" 4-9 6" Green
Candytuft Iberis sempervirens
6. Tahoe
Beautiful flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Attractive cascading over stones, planted at garden's edge or along walkways. Lovely companion to spring-blooming perennials and bulbs.... 5C-North Click to display 8"-10" 18"-24" 3-9 4" Green
Carpet Bugle; Bugleweed Ajuga reptans 
7. Black Scallop
Dark-as-night, shimmering foliage with gorgeously scalloped purple leaves that are larger than 'Mahogony' and darker than 'Catlin's Giant'. A knockout in patio pots, combos, and... 4C-South Click to display 4"-4" 12" 4-10 4˝" White
8. Blueberry Muffin
An extremely vigorous small-leaved groundcover with dark new leaves and blueberry-blue flowers on eight inch spikes. A much faster and stronger grower than Ajuga 'Chocolate... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-28" 5-9 4˝" White
9. Burgundy Glow
Fantastic tricolored foliage in shades of creamy-white, rose-burgundy, and dark green make this ajuga different than all the others. In the fall, the mature leaves... 4C-South Click to display 6" 8"-10" 3-10 4˝" White
10. Chocolate Chip
Dwarf, spreading habit with unusually narrow green foliage overlaid with chocolate brown highlights. Short spikes of blue flowers in early spring. 4C-South Click to display 6"-8" 12" 4-10 4˝" White
11. Silver Queen
'Silver Queen' is valued for its attractive apple-green foliage edged in white. Spikes of light blue, bugle-shaped flowers are an added bonus. 4C-South Click to display 6" 12"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
12. Sugar Plum
Large scalloped, glossy, gray-green crinkled leaves flushed pink with plum new growth. Vivid blue flower contrasts brilliantly with the colorful foliage in spring. Perfect ground... 4C-South Click to display n/a n/a 4"-6" 12"-15" 3-9 4˝" White
Cinquefoil Potentilla aurea
13. Verna
Abundant, tiny golden-yellow flowers on vigorous, low growing plants. 4C-South Click to display 3"-5" 12"-18" 4-8 4˝" White
Creeping Jenny Lysimachia nummularia 
14. Goldilocks
Shiny golden foliage brightens any garden or container; great combination filler plant 3C-South Click to display n/a 2"-4" 12" 3-10 4˝" White
Dead Nettle (Spotted) Lamium maculatum
15. Pink Chablis
A frothy confection of silver and green foliage with cotton candy pink flowers; heat tolerant. 3C-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-14" 4-8 4˝" White
16. Purple Chablis™
A frothy confection of silver and green foliage with lavender-purple flowers; heat tolerant. 3C-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-14" 4-8 4˝" White
17. White Nancy
When you add white flowers to the frosted leaves of Lamium, you have 'White Nancy', the ideal way to add light and life to a... 3C-South Click to display 4"-8" 12"-24" 4-9 4˝" White
Dichondra Dichondra argentea 
18. Silver Falls
Seed-grown foliage plant is covered with very small, rounded, silver leaves on silver stems. Vigorous Silver Falls has a true cascading habit, making it an... 3D-South Click to display n/a 2"-3" 24"-36" 9-10 4" Green
Fuchsia (Hardy) Zauschneria garrettii 
19. Orange Carpet
This superb Hummingbird Trumpet spreads like a groundcover to form a loose mat of low growing, bright green foliage. In mid-to-late summer it lights up... 11C-South Click to display 4"-6" 15"-20" 5-9 8" Green
Ginger (Canadian Wild) Asarum canadense
20. Canadian Wild Ginger
A highly popular groundcover, Wild Ginger's large heart-shaped leaves can be 6" in diameter, and its sturdy rootstocks create a dense network that creeps to... 11C-South Click to display 6"-12" 6"-12" 4-6 8" Green
Ginger (Chinese Wild) Asarum splendens
21. Chinese Wild Ginger
One of the finest members of the ginger family. The large, dark green, pointed leaves are elegantly mottled with silver throughout. In early spring, you'll... 11C-South Click to display 5"-8" 10"-16" 6-9 8" Terra Cotta
Irish Moss Sagina subulata
22. Pearlwort
A creeping, moss-like, evergreen groundcover that can be used as a replacement for lawn in cool-summer regions. Irish Moss is especially beautiful growing between pavers... 4C-South Click to display 2"-6" 6"-12" 4-7 4˝" White
Ivy (English) Hedera helix 
23. Glacier
Our classic, fan-shaped, silvery green English Ivy. Handsome triangular green leaves marked with creamy white. A strong-growing, trailing variety that's great for baskets, containers, or... 3C-South Click to display n/a 6"-8" 24"-36" 5-11 4˝" White
24. Patricia
Full, thick, vining habit with green leaves having yellow veins. Use in pots, hanging baskets or as a ground cover. 3C-South Click to display n/a 4"-4" 8"-12" 5-11 4˝" White
25. Yellow Ripple
Silver-green and yellow variegated foliage, spring to fall. A slower-growing, prostrate variety with zig-zag stems. Medium large, three- to five-lobed leaves, with each lobe drawn... 3C-South Click to display n/a 3"-6" 12"-16" 5-11 4˝" White
Lamium (Creeping) Lamium maculatum
26. Anne Greenaway
This British selection forms a spreading patch of small leaves, brightly marbled with light and dark green, chartreuse and silver. Clusters of mauve-pink flowers appear... 3C-South Click to display 6"-8" 12"-23" 2-9 4˝" White
27. Shell Pink
This selection forms a spreading patch of small heart-shaped green leaves with a silvery stripe down the middle. Clusters of soft-pink flowers appear in spring,... 3C-South   6"-8" 12"-23" 2-9 4˝" White
Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 
28. Leadwort
A groundcover that provides interest in late summer, after many other perennials are finished blooming. The foliage is green during the summer, then turns a... 4C-South Click to display 8"-12" 10"-20" 5-9 4˝" White
Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis
29. Lily of the Valley
A charming, old-fashioned favorite. Arching racemes of pendulous, bell-shaped, pure white flowers appear in spring and last for several weeks. These blooms are very fragrant;... 4C-South Click to display 6"-8" 8"-12" 2-7 4˝" White
Lilyturf Liriope muscari 
30. Big Blue
Lirope is a unique, evergreen groundcover with wide, dark green, strappy leaves and a fountain-like habit. Delightful, lilac-purple flowers resembling grape hyacinths are displayed above... 11C-South Click to display 12"-18" 15"-18" 4-10 8" Green
31. Silvery Sunproof
A popular variety of liriope valued for its relatively wide, strappy, green and white (sometimes yellow) variegated, grass-like foliage. From midsummer into fall, lilac purple... 11C-South Click to display 10"-15" 15"-20" 5-10 8" Terra Cotta
Maidenhair Vine Muehlenbeckia complexa
32. Maidenhair Vine
Maidenhair vine is a stunning houseplant. It creates a carpet of small, shiny, dark green leaves and is excellent for creating a groundcover effect under... 4C-South Click to display 8"-12" 36"-48" 7-10 4˝" White
Mazus Mazus reptans
33. Mazus
Mat-forming, low-creeping groundcover with diminutive, bright green leaves produces purple-blue flowers, spotted red and yellow, in early summer. Withstands moderate foot traffic and competes successfully... 4C-South Click to display 2"-2" 12" 5-8 4˝" White
Ornamental Clover Trifolium repens
34. 4 Luck® Coco Mint
Exciting and versatile, 4 Luck Coco Mint is an excellent component plant for containers with a great amount of diversity in colors. It grows low... 4C-South Click to display 4"-5" 12"-18" 4-10 6" Green
35. 4 Luck® Green Glow
Exciting and versatile, 4 Luck Green Glow is an excellent component plant for containers with a great amount of diversity in colors. It grows low... 4C-South Click to display 4"-5" 12"-18" 4-10 6" Green
36. 4 Luck® Red Green
This selection of the common creeping clover makes a handsome edging or groundcover plant. It was named for the number of four-leaved clovers usually found... 4C-South Click to display 4"-5" 12"-18" 4-10 6" Green
Trifolium repens purpurascens qaudrifolium
37. Lucky
Black Four-Leaf Clover. A vigorous perennial with charming leaves and small white flowers that bloom in summer. 4C-South Click to display n/a 4"-6" 12"-15" 4-9 4˝" White
Ozark Primrose; Missouri Primrose Oenothera missouriensis
38. Ozark Sundrops; Missouri Primrose
Canary yellow, mildly fragrant, 3 inch wide flowers are produced in great numbers over dark green, lanceolate leaves from early thru midsummer. Following the substantial... 6C-South Click to display 9"-12" 12"-15" 3-8 4" Green
Periwinkle; Myrtle Vinca minor
39. Bowles
An excellent, weed-smothering, evergreen groundcover with small, solid dark green leaves. From mid to late spring, lovely lavender-blue flowers about the size of a nickle... 6B-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-24" 4-9 4" Green
40. Ralph Shugert
This colorful selection forms a dense mat of glossy dark green leaves edged in white, studded with bright blue flowers in spring. Tolerates dry shade... n/a Click to display 4"-6" 23"-35" 3-9 Flat (48-Count)
Petunia Petunia hybrid
41. Night Sky
Groundbreaking new color pattern of purple with white spots! This is a mounded trailing variety - perfect for hanging baskets and containers. 2C-South Click to display 10"-16" 24"-36" n/a 4˝" White
42. Pink Sky
Groundbreaking new color pattern of hot pink with white spots! This is a mounded trailing variety - perfect for hanging baskets and containers. 2C-South Click to display 10"-16" 20"-30" n/a 4˝" White
Phlox (Creeping) Phlox subulata
43. McDaniel's Cushion
This variety has dark green foliage with a showy display of vibrant rose-pink flowers. 4C-South Click to display 2"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4˝" White
44. White
A profusion of flowers carpet the garden. Creates a colorful spring show in mass plantings or with spring bulbs. 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 8"-12" 3-9 4˝" White
Phlox (Moss)
45. Candy Stripes
Spreading mats of needle-like, evergreen foliage disappear under countless pink-and-white striped blooms in spring. This one is so easy on the eye and so charming,... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4˝" White
46. Crimson Beauty
This variety produces a showy display of bright rosy-red flowers and has a medium-fast growth rate. 4C-South Click to display 2"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4˝" White
47. Oakington Blue Eyes
Mat-forming variety with loads of lavender blue flwoers in spring. Tumbles beautifully over rocks, slopes, and banks. Makes a gorgeous border edging. 4C-South Click to display 4" 18" 2-8 4˝" White
48. Red Wings
In spring, this cultivar becomes a sheet of rose-red flowers that draws the eye like a magnet. Interplant with pure-white Tulips for a combination that... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-18" 2-9 4˝" White
Phlox (Woodland) Phlox stolonifera
49. Home Fires
Butterflies love this highly fragrant variety! Masses of brilliant pink flowers cover deep green foliage from late spring to early summer. Choose this mat-forming groundcover... 4C-South Click to display 6"-6" 18"-24" 4-8 8" Green
Rockfoil Saxifraga arendsii
50. Rocco Red
Spring-flowering plant produces masses of bright red blooms. Compact and mounded evergreen plants are low maintenance. Good rock garden plant. 6D-North Click to display 3"-5" 6"-8" 5-9 4" Green
Scotch Moss Sagina subulata
51. Aurea
Dense, rounded tufts form a soft, mossy carpet of yellow-green foliage sprinkled with white flowers. 4C-South Click to display 2"-6" 6"-8" 5-8 4˝" White
Siberian Cypress Microbiota decussata
52. Celtic Pride™ ('Prides')
Russian cypress is a hardy, low growing evergreen for sun or shade, but the species is often plagued with tip die-back. This new selection solves... SA-3 Click to display n/a 12"-36" 5'-6' 2-7 3 Gallon
Snow on the Mountain, Goutweed Aegopodium podagraria 
53. Variegatum
An attractive groundcover for the shade, 'Variegatum' is a light green and white variegated version of Bishop's Weed. Though it produces 14 inch tall umbels... 4C-South Click to display 6"-10" 18"-24" 3-8 4˝" White
Snow-in-Summer Cerastium tomentosum
54. Snow-in-Summer
A silver-grey carpet of pointed leaves covered liberally in early summer with masses of crisp white silky flowers with an almost luminous quality. Foliage is... 6C-South Click to display 6" 24"-36" 3-7 4" Green
55. Yo Yo
An undemanding groundcover for full sun and poor soil. In other words, a dream come true! Highly valued for its woolly gray foliage, 'Snow in... 4C-South Click to display 4"-6" 12"-15" 3-7 4˝" White
Soapwort (Rock) Saponaria ocymoides 
56. Soapwort
Saponaria is a sprawling plant which forms a nice carpet of semi-evergreen foliage. Small sprays of pink flowers appear in early summer. It works well... 6C-South Click to display 8"-10" 12"-15" 3-7 4" Green
Solomon's Seal Polygonatum falcatum (formerly orderatum)
57. Variegatum
A classic beauty for the woodland garden. Grown mostly for its clean variegated, soft green foliage which turns yellow in fall, Solomon's Seal is a... 11C-South Click to display 18"-24" 10"-20" 3-9 8" Terra Cotta
Speedwell (Creeping) Veronica peduncularis
58. Georgia Blue
This creeping Speedwell has proven to be an outstanding selection for a bright display in the spring garden. Plants form a low creeping mat of... 10C-South Click to display 4"-6" 18"-23" 4-9 8" Green
Veronica repens
59. Creeping Speedwell
Charming solitary, delicate blue flowers bloom above low growing, mat forming foliage. 6C-South Click to display 2"-4" 12" 4-8 4" Green
Spurge (Japanese) Pachysandra terminalis
60. Green Carpet
Pachysandra has long been a favorite groundcover for the shade. 'Green Carpet' is an improved selection over the species, hailed for its compact form and... 6A-South Click to display 6"-12" 12"-24" 5-9 4" Green
61. Silver Edge
This unique selection forms an attractive low patch of shiny green leaves edged in creamy white, bearing clusters of white flowers in spring. Excellent under... 6A-South Click to display 6"-8" 6"-12" 4-9 Flat (48-Count)
St. John's Wort Hypericum calycinum
62. Brigadoon
A bright new foliage color for shady sites! Golden yellow, oval leaves with reddish edges support 2" gold flowers with pincushion-like center clustered stamens in... 12A-North Click to display 15"-18" 22"-24" 5-7 10" Black
Strawberry Fragaria hybrid
63. Lipstick
Vibrant flowers over an exceptionally long season. Attractive as a ground cover, at garden's edge, and especially nice in hanging baskets and starwberry jars. Bears... 4C-South Click to display 6"-8" 8"-12" 4-8 6" Green
Vinca Vine Vinca major
64. Maculata
Dark green leaves with unevenly variegated yellow-green centers. 3D-South Click to display n/a 4"-6" 18"-24" 7-11 4" Green
65. Variegata
The quintessential component plant with green and white variegated leaves and pale lavender flowers. 3D-South Click to display 3"-6" 6"-12" 7-11 4" Green
66. Wojo's Gem
Dark green leaves with creamy white center and violet spring flowers. 3D-South Click to display 15"-18" 15"-18" 7-11 4" Green
Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei
67. Gold Splash® ('Roemertwo')
Not just another Euonymus! A sport of 'Emerald n' Gold' with big round leaves displaying a thick deep golden-yellow edge. Very showy. Yellow fruit and... SC-9 Click to display n/a 18"-24" 24"-30" 5 3 Gallon
Wintercreeper (Purple Leaf)
68. Colorata
An extremely hardy, evergreen, clinging vine that quickly forms a dense, weed-smothering ground cover. The shiny, leathery, dark green leaves turn reddish-purple from late fall... 6A-South Click to display n/a 12"-15" 24"-36" 4-10 4" Green
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