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What ground cover has small purple flowers?

Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) Bugleweed is a vigorous evergreen purple ground cover plant that produces spikes of blue, lavender, or purple flowers. Also called carpet bugle, this spreading plant is ideal for ground cover in full shade or full sun.

What are some ground covering flowers?

Our Favorite Flowering Ground Covers

  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
  • Canadian anemone (Anemone canadensis)
  • Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
  • Creeping Phlox (Phlox subulata)
  • Creeping Thyme (Thymus serphyllum)
  • Deadnettle (Lamium maculatum)
  • Hosta (Hosta sieboldiana)
  • Horned Violet (Viola cornuta)

How do you identify ground cover plants?

Check the available sunlight in the growing location. Determine whether the plant thrives in full sun, partial sun or shade or full-shade. Light requirements may be the most distinctive feature that distinguishes two plants from each other. Visit an online plant database to browse different pictures of ground covers.

Is Creeping Jenny a perennial?

Creeping Jenny may only grow a few inches tall, but this super hardy perennial packs a big punch of color. Plus, unlike most perennials, creeping Jenny grows almost as well in the far North as it does in the South, producing a welcome mat of bright, gold foliage almost anywhere in the country.

Is there a ground cover that flowers all summer?

Lamium. Also known as deadnettle, lamium is a reliable, easy-care groundcover for shade. Most types bloom through the summer, producing clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers. Even when not in bloom, lamium has eye-catching, silver-marked green foliage that brightens up shady corners.

What is the cheapest ground cover?

Cheap Natural Perennial Ground Cover Options

  • Creeping Periwinkle – $1.07 per plant.
  • Walk-on-Me Thyme – $3.99 per plant.
  • Moss Phlox – $4.59 per plant.
  • Violets and Pansies – Seeds range from $0.95 to $2.95.
  • Early Snow Glories – $2.40 per plant.

How do I get rid of goutweed?

Begin by mowing or weed-whacking your goutweed into submission, cutting it as short as possible. Cover the area with cardboard, again being careful to expand several feet past the goutweed, and top with a thick layer of mulch – bark nuggets, shredded leaves, etc. Wait. Smothering can take a long time – up to two years.

How much does creeping Jenny cost?

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Why is my creeping Jenny turning white?

Botrytis Blight Silvery gray spores will develop on the dying and dead plant tissue. In heavy infestations, these masses of spores can look like dust coming off the creeping Jenny. Proper preventive measures and applications of liquid copper fungicide help control Botrytis blight.

Is dianthus a ground cover?

Dianthus are also known as Sweet William, Carnation, or Pinks. These small plants are hardy perennials with colorful flowers and attractive silvery foliage. Generally used as a ground cover or a border, these plants are low growing with evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage.

What is the best ground cover?

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the best and safest play yard ground cover are loose-fill materials, like mulch or wood chips, engineered wood fiber, pea gravel or shredded recycled rubber mulch.

What are the best flowering ground covers?

Lamb’s Ear. One of the best flowering ground cover plants on our list due to its thick attractive silver-grey-green foliage that forms gentle and velvety rosettes, not only the foliage, its purple colored flowers that appear from late spring are appealing too.

What is the fastest growing ground cover?

The fastest growing full-shade ground covers include lily of the valley, goutweed and bugleweed (Ajuga reptans), all of which require moist but well-drained soils.

What is the easiest ground cover to grow?

Lily of the Valley is one of the easiest and best flowering ground covers. Its fragrant little bell-shaped white flowers grow well in shade and have long blooming period. Growing lily of the valley plant is possible in cool temperate zones in USDA Zones 2-9.