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Ground Cover Plants

Whether you want to cover a bank, adorn an area that is difficult to access, create a low border or define boundaries... ground-covering plants are ideal for showing off your garden.

Ground covering plants recommended with the use of weed suppressing membrane:

These plants are perfect for defining exactly the area required without the risk of propagation. The membrane is put in place prior to planting and will prevent the appearance of weeds in the early years.
Weed Control Fabrics - Color Green: 1m05 / 1m25 / 1m50 / 2m10 / 3m25

Plants Foliage hardiness Chalk tolerance Density
per m² *
Exposure Flowering Remarks  
Alum root 'Berry smoothie'
Heuchera Berry smoothie
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Black beauty'
Heuchera Black beauty
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Caramel'
Heuchera Caramel
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Citronnelle'
Heuchera Citronnelle
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Guardian angel'
Heuchera Guardian angel
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Marmalade'
Heuchera Marmalade
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Midnight rose'
Heuchera Midnight rose
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Obsidian'
Heuchera Obsidian
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Pluie de feu'
Heuchera Pluie de feu
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Plum royale'
Heuchera Plum royale
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Alum root 'Shangai'
Heuchera Shangai
Evergreen -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Bleeding Heart 'Gold Heart'
Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'
Deciduous -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 partial shade View prices
Bluebeard 'First Choice'
Caryopteris cl. First Choice
Deciduous -20°C 4 partial shade full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Bluebeard 'Worcester Gold'
Caryopteris cl. Worcester Gold
Deciduous -20°C 4 partial shade full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Blueblossom, creeping
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus Repens
Evergreen -12°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 4 full sun View prices
Boston Ivy, Veitchii
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii
Deciduous -15°C 4 Shade full sun View prices
Bugbane 'White Pearl'
Actaea simplex White Pearl
Deciduous -25°C 3 Shade partial shade View prices
Chinese mint shrub
Elsholtzia stauntonii
Deciduous -17°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 5 full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Cotoneaster, rockspray
Cotoneaster horizontalis
Deciduous -17°C 4 full sun View prices
Elymus
Agropyron magellanicum
Evergreen -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 8 partial shade full sun View prices
Euphorbia, purple
Euphorbia amygd. Purpurea
Evergreen -23°C 5 Shade partial shade Ideal in beds View prices
Fescue, Bearskin
Festuca gautieri
Evergreen -20°C 9 full sun View prices
Fescue, Elijah's Blue
Festuca glauca Elijah Blue
Evergreen -15°C 9 full sun View prices
Geranium, Galactic
Geranium pratense Galactic
Deciduous -29°C 5 full sun View prices
Geranium, Johnson Blue
Geranium Johnson Blue
Deciduous -23°C 6 full sun View prices
Geranium, Nimbus
Geranium Nimbus
Deciduous -25°C 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Geranium, Orkney Cherry
Geranium Orkney Cherry
Deciduous -23°C 9 full sun View prices
Geranium, Patricia
Geranium Patricia
Deciduous -23°C 5 full sun View prices
Geranium, Rozanne
Geranium Rozanne
Deciduous -23°C 6 full sun View prices
Geranium, Russel Prichard
Geranium r. Russel Prichard
Deciduous -25°C 4 full sun View prices
Geranium, Sirak
Geranium Sirak
Deciduous -25°C 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Geranium, Tiny Monster
Geranium Tiny Monster
Deciduous -25°C 3 partial shade full sun View prices
Grass, Japanese
Hakonechloa macra
Deciduous -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Grass, Japanese 'Aureola'
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
Deciduous -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Grass, Pheasant’s tail
Stipa arundinacea
Deciduous -15°C 3 full sun View prices
Gypsophila, Creeping
Gypsophila repens
Semi-evergreen -30°C 6 full sun View prices
Gypsophila, Pink Creeping
Gypsophila repens rosea
Semi-evergreen -30°C 6 full sun View prices
Honeysuckle, box leaved
Lonicera nitida
Evergreen -17°C 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Japanese Grass 'All gold'
Hakonechloa macra All gold
Deciduous -20°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Jasmine, star
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Evergreen -15°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Juniper, Chinese hybrid 'old Gold'
Juniperus x media 'old Gold'
Evergreen -24°C 1 partial shade full sun View prices
Juniper, Chinese hybrid 'Pfitzeriana Aurea'
Juniperus x media 'Pfitzeriana Aurea'
Evergreen -24°C 1 partial shade full sun View prices
Morning glory
Convolvulus mauritanicus
Evergreen -15°C 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Oregano 'Aureum'
Origanum 'Aureum'
Evergreen -12°C 6 full sun View prices
Oregano 'Compactum'
Origanum 'Compactum'
Evergreen -12°C 6 full sun View prices
Rose, Pablito
Rosa Pablito
Deciduous -15°C 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Rosemary prostratus
Rosmarinus officinalis Prostratus
Evergreen -10°C 4 full sun View prices
Russian Sage 'Blue spire'
Perovskia Blue spire
Deciduous -15°C 4 full sun Ideal in beds
(marvelous when grown with the Pablito rose)
View prices
Sedge 'Aurea'
Carex stricta Aurea
Evergreen -15°C 9 partial shade full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Sedge 'Evergold''
Carex oshimensis Evergold
Evergreen -15°C 9 partial shade full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Sedge 'Frosted Curls'
Carex comans Frosted Curls
Evergreen -15°C 9 partial shade full sun Ideal in beds View prices
Silver Bush
Convolvulus cneorum
Evergreen -7°C 4 full sun View prices

Ground covering plants recommended for use without weed suppressing membrane:

Certain plants are able to multiply themselves by runners or via their root systems…This allows them to quickly cover large areas and reduce the level of maintenance needed.
However to reduce tedious weeding in the first few years biodegradable mulch (bark or hemp) can be used...

Plants Foliage hardiness Chalk tolerance Density
per m² *
Exposure Flowering Remarks  
Bamboo Pleioblastus auricomus
Bambou Pleioblastus auricomus
Evergreen -26°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 partial shade View prices
Bamboo Pleioblastus chino elegantis.
Bambou Pleioblastus chino elegantis.
Evergreen -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Bamboo Pleioblastus distichus
Bambou Pleioblastus distichus
Evergreen -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 Shade full sun View prices
Bamboo Pleioblastus pumilus
Bambou Pleioblastus pumilus
Evergreen -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 partial shade full sun View prices
Bamboo Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Bambou Pleioblastus pygmaeus
Evergreen -20°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 Shade partial shade full sun View prices
Black Lilyturf
Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigres.
Evergreen -15°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 9 Shade full sun View prices
Cotoneaster dammeri
Cotoneaster dammeri
Evergreen -30°C 4 partial shade full sun Used for consolidating sandy soils View prices
Grass, Chinese fountain
Pennisetum alopecuroides
Deciduous -15°C 6 full sun View prices
Grass, Cogon
Imperata cylindrica Red Baron
Deciduous -15°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 4 partial shade full sun View prices
Grass, Common cotton
Eriophorum angustifolium
Evergreen -20°C 6 full sun Suitable for damp areas View prices
Grass, Sea Lyme
Leymus arenarius
Evergreen -15°C 4 full sun Used for consolidating sandy soils View prices
Gunnera Magellanica
Gunnera magellanica
Deciduous -15°C 6 partial shade full sun Suitable for damp areas View prices
Ivy, common
Hedera helix
Evergreen -25°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Ivy 'Elegantissima'
Hedera helix Elegantissima
Evergreen -25°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Ivy 'Glacier'
Hedera helix Glacier
Evergreen -15°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Ivy 'Green ripple'
Hedera helix Green ripple
Evergreen -23°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Ivy, variegated Persian
Hedera colchica Dentata Variega
Evergreen -20°C 6 Shade full sun View prices
Mint, Corsican
Mentha requienii
Deciduous -15°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 9 partial shade full sun View prices
Pony Tails grass
Stipa tenuissima Pony Tails
Evergreen -15°C No Alkalinity Tolerance 6 partial shade full sun Used for consolidating sandy soils View prices
Rose of Sharon
Hypericum calycinum
Evergreen -23°C 6 full sun View prices
Willow, creeping
Salix repens
Deciduous -25°C 3 full sun View prices
KEY
: Plant does not tolerate alkaline soil
-20°C: Adult plant hardy to -20°C
Density per m² recommended*: this density will give a quick and long lasting result. It can be adapted to suit the exact nature of your projects.
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