Low, semi-evergreen perennial forming a spreading mound of leaves dappled in green, cream and smoky pink. Spikes of blue-purple flowers appear in May and June. Decorative mainly due to multicolored leaves throughout the growing season. Grows best it in partial shade. Great ground cover, also recommended for containers, rock gardens. Colorful accent to any garden.
Has large, glossy, bronze-purple leaves. The flowers are very large, intensively blue, appear on the plant in April-May. Plants prefer a rich, moist soil but will tolerate short periods of summer drought. Used widely as groundcovers for shady gardens.
The plant forms a hard sprawling underground rhizomes. It blooms in May, the flowers are white, bell-shaped, hanging in clusters. Much greater advantage than appearance is their sweet and pleasant fragrance. Much more than flowers in the eyes shed the leaves rather thick and hard, like a tulip leaf. Lilies grow to about 25cm in height. After flowering sometimes appear as decorative, red fruit. It should, however, know that they are poisonous. Perennial requires humus, soil moderately moist and lightly shaded positions. Suitable for filling seats under the trees and tall shrubs. For gardens required areas protected from excessive grows, the rhizomes. In the shade and too dry surface the lily of the valley blooms very poorly.
Cornus canadensis in small (15-20 cm height) spreading subshrub forming a carpet-like mat. Producing white flowers followed by bunches of bright red berries in autumn. The leaves are oval, green. Spreading by shallow, underground runners. Prefers moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full or partial shade. It is best planted in mossy areas, under trees. May be used as a groundcover.
Ornamental strawberry with small, tasty fruit. Numerous small, pink flowers with yellow centres appear from May to September. Bears fruit from June to October. It prefers sun to partial shade. It grows up to 15 cm. It is recommended to plant 5 plants per m2. Best grown in humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Use this as a groundcover or trailing out of pots, hanging baskets and other containers.
Variety reaches a height of 20 cm. Has an attractive silver-green leaves, which look beautifully for the entire growing season. Masses of yellow flowers appear from May to July. Grow in moist, well-drained soil, in the shade to partial shade. Excellent choice for woodland gardens, borders and as a groundcover. Looks great in containers on balconies and terraces.
'Brandywine' is a clump former, sporting short runners and glossy, heart-shaped leaves with dark burgundy veining. Excellent bronze fall color. Light pink flowers appear in IV-VI. It prefers moist , humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought. Perfect under deciduous shrubs and shady, moist flower beds.
Variety 'Elizabeth Oliver' has a creamy with pink blush airy bottlebrush flowers which are held on slender stems above tidy clumping foliage resembling maple leaves. Flowers are slightly fragrant. It creates dense carpet after flowering. It reaches a height of about 20cm. It prefers moist , humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought. Perfect under deciduous shrubs and shady, moist flower beds.
An excellent ground-covering semi-herbaceous climber with large, dark green leaves densely spreading over the ground. Small pinkish-mauve flowers in large panicles. It grows rampantly (3-4 m of annual growth), filling the space between trees and shrubs. When no support is provided it makes charming ground cover. Looks lovely when intermingled with other plants, ideal for growing through small shrubs. A hardy and healthy cultivar. Particularly useful for covering low walls, stones and old stumps. Makes good ground cover.
A charming perennial variety originating from Japan. Graceful, bell-shaped, deep violet-blue flowers edged in pale mauve are borne incessantly from June to September. Stems don't twine round supports, but they can lean against them. They can be either stimulated to grow higher with the help of some string or wire, or we can let them scramble at ground level. Ideal for scrambling through perennials and shrubs. It can be grown in large containers. Makes good ground cover.
The most vigorous of all euonymus. Large, 6 cm across, evergreen glossy leaves turn deep scarlet in autumn and become green again in spring. This change of colours provides year round interest and enlivens the garden. A perfect groundcover plant for sunny, semi- shady or even shady sites, especially for large areas. Plant 5 plants per square meter. Very good frost-hardiness.
Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves with irregular white margins. Stems creep along the ground, creating an effect of a green-white wave. Plant between 7 and 10 plants per square meter. It can freeze during harsh winters.
Small, 3 cm across, green leaves with bright yellow margins. The variegation disappears when grown in deep shade. Stems are erect to semi-erect and will grow even up to 2 m high when planted near a support (a fence or a tree). If trimmed, they will spread forming a dense mat. May be used to protect the base of the clematis plants from the sun. Plant between 7 and 10 plants per square meter. It can freeze during harsh winters.
Small, 3 cm across, deep green leaves with a bright yellow center. The form is spreading in habit and doesn't need pruning. It's suitable for growing over large areas, filling up space between taller shrubs, or creating edgings. It grows well both in sun and light shade, forming an attractive green-yellow carpet. Plant between 5 to 8 plants per square meter. One of the frost hardiest forms of Euonymus.
A charming plant with attractive foliage: relatively large leaves, 5 cm across, are creamy-yellow in spring and over time turn green with a wide creamy-yellow margin. The margin becomes white in summer. It tolerates pruning well and forms quickly a dense tangled mat. If left untrimmed, it will climb, attaining in a few years 2-3 m in height, and will bear rather inconspicuous flowers followed by fruit. It can freeze in harsh winters. A good groundcover plant, suitable for filling up space between taller shrubs as well as for creating edgings. Plant in a sheltered site.
Small, 4 cm across, elliptic, boldly corrugated, deep green leaves with a bright yellow center. Leaves turn slightly red in winter. Young shoots are yellow and spread over the ground, forming an attractive yellow-green carpet. No pruning required. It’s suitable for covering large areas, both in sun and shade, filling up space between taller shrubs as well as for creating edgings. One of the frost-hardiest forms of Euonymus. Plant 5-8 plants per square meter.
Evergreen groundcovers for shaded sites. Forms dense mat of foliage with small, white, spiky flowers that appear in late spring. Leaves shiny, gathered in rosettes. Spread by underground runners and thrives.