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ground cover??

NCL

LawnSite Member
Location
NJ
whats a good low growing ground cover thats out all year round and possibly flowers?? any suggestions?? full sun near a stream.
 

workaholic

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Charleroi P.a
Contoneaster, but flowers are very small and do not last long. Periwinkle, i do know that this is a shade tolerent cover but seem to think its also sun tolerent also(not sure) Hypercum ST. johns wort has yellow flowers all summer....
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
pacasandra. low growing, fast spreading, shade tolerant ground cover. tiny white flowers in spring.
 

Grassmechanic

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.E. Michigan
Pachysandra doesn't tolerate a lot of direct sun too well.
 

culand

LawnSite Member
Location
Lufkin,Texas
We use Green Liriope( Big Blue) ,has a large blue flower that flowers all summer. The other is Bar harbor or old Gold ( junipers).They don't flower but the color when mixing types makes a good backdrop.





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workaholic

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Charleroi P.a
Originally posted by bobbygedd
pacasandra. low growing, fast spreading, shade tolerant ground cover. tiny white flowers in spring.
pachasandia is a shade tolerent ground cover if planted in the sun it turns yellow much better looking in the shade where it belongs. Also takes a very long time for fill in....
 

Kate Butler

LawnSite Senior Member
Not sure whether your idea of low-growing is what shrub people think of as low-growing or what perennial people think of as low-growing. There's about two feet of difference. If you mean under 12", I'd suggest small-flowered pansies. Here (Zone 3) they come out of the snow with green leaves and buds (from the past season). They bloom like crazy, crossbreed among themselves, and self-sow freely. I have large established areas that are in bloom from early spring to snow cover. They can be mowed (blade height 5") if they get too straggly.
 

bottlefed89

LawnSite Member
Location
Lee's Summit, MO
So what do you suggest for a hillside with absolutely no shade. I have one property that has a poorly wood-chipped hill that is too steep to mow, so I end up trimming the weeds out of it. It takes forever, I've suggested they invest in sometype of ground cover. Is there anything I can plant now and have a decent stand of through this summer?? I really don't want to have to f with that hill again all year.
thanks
 

AGLA

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Cape Cod
Creeping Mahonia, Bearberry, heathers and heaths,Japanese Holly varieties, azaleas, smaller Rhododendrons, Hypericum, ...

Full sun does not limit you very much.
 
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