Ground Covers that Are Sure to Succeed

These ground covers are popular and dependable, will grow in most climates, and are readily available in garden stores and catalogs. Given minimal care, they have proven time and again that they do the job.

Common Name Botanical Name
Aaron’s-beard Hypericum calycinum
Carpet-bugle Ajuga reptans
Cotoneaster Cotoneaster
Creeping lilyturf Liriope spicata
Creeping manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Dwarf coyotebrush Baccharis pilularis ‘Twin Peaks’
Dwarf periwinkle Vinca minor
Dwarf rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’
English Ivy Hedera
Japanese spurge Pachysandra terminalis
Juniper Juniperus
Mondograss Ophiopogon japonicus
Purpleleaf wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei ‘Colorata’
Spring cinquefoil Potentilla crantzii
Star jasmine Trachelospermum
Stonecrop Sedum