Our ground cover plants make an excellent way of reducing maintenance without compromising on colour and interest, we have varieties suitable for all garden situatons from dense shade to full sun. Planting distances are a matter of personal preference but as a rough guide - 4 plants per square metre is adequate if you are patient, 6 plants per square metre will give better coverage and 9-12 plants per square metre will make a weed supressing carpet very quickly.
In addition to the plants on this page we have many other species that make fantastic low maintenance ground cover in our hedging section (they also make low hedges and are therefore dual purpose!) many of them are available as bare roots so they are great value, we have listed them below:
All of our ground cover plants below are sold as strong stocky plants in large 1.5 or 2 litre pots (not tiny plugs or 9cm pots) and make an excellent starting point, if you need a lot of plants we offer all varieties in dicounted free delivery pallet deals.
Also known as the Ladys Mantle, Alchemilla is a very easy and charming clump forming perennial with fresh green leaves that catch the rain and subtle frothy chartreuse flowers.
These easy to grow plants never fail to delight, when much of the garden is past its best Anemones open into a succession of saucer shaped blooms from August until October.
Another great Autumn plant, we have a selection of these hardy low growing perennials, growing to just 30cm or so they are clothed in flowers from late summer onwards.
A recurring plant in Gertude Jekylls garden designs, Bergenia is a useful evergreen perennial, in winter and spring wiry stems erupt from the foliage with cerise pink flowers.
These wonderful perennials have an enduring popularity in our gardens, perfect lining paths or planted with roses we offer the smaller Nepeta faasenii and larger Six Hills Giant.
Cotoneasters are versatile and easy to grow, we have the most popular hedging types together with the ground covering varieties Coral Beauty and Dammeri
Needing little introduction, Hardy Geraniums are indespensable around Roses and in perennial borders, they also make a great ground cover solution in many other situations!
Rich green foliage and a succession of golden yellow star shaped flowers, Hypericum makes super ground cover colonising the most difficult and dry sites once established.
Slender stemmed carpeting plants thrive anywhere in sun or shade providing a mass of colourful flowers nestled in the foliage in spring, then intermittently until autumn.
A prolific and easily grown perennial, the tall upright stems carry flat clusters of Lavender purple flowers from June until Autumn. Very popular with garden designers.
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