Especially Low-Growing Ground Covers

These plants stay almost as short as a lawn but are often more mounded and natural looking. Many offer colorful, seasonal blooms and a neat, tidy look without frequent mowing. An asterisk (*) indicates those that take some foot traffic.

Common Name Botanical Name
Baby winter-creeper Euonymus fortunei ‘Minima’
Barren strawberry Waldsteinia fragarioides
Carpet-bugle Ajuga reptans
Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile*
Cinquefoil Potentilla*
Corsican mint Mentha requienii*
Cranesbill Erodium reichardii*
Creeping thyme Thymus serpyllum
Creeping Charlie Lysimachia nummularia
Irish and Scotch moss Sagina subulata*
Lippia Phyla nodiflora*
Mazus Mazus reptans*
New Zealand brass buttons Cotula squalida
Spotted deadnettle Lamium maculatum
Stonecrop Sedum
Sunrose Helianthemum nummularium
Verbena Verbena