Ground Covers to Fill Nooks and Crannies

Plant these between stepping-stones or patio paving blocks, along walks, or in small areas in which grass would be hard to mow. These plants withstand a footfall now and then and grow slowly enough to edge but not cover.

Common Name Botanical Name
Baby’s tears Soleirolia soleirolii
Basket-of-Gold Aurinia saxatilis
Bellflower Campanula
Chamomile Chamaemelum nobile
Coralbells Heuchera sanguinea
Corsican mint Mentha requienii
Cranesbill Erodium reichardii
Evergreen candytuft Iberis sempervirens
Hen and chickens Sempervivum tectorum
Irish and Scotch moss Sagina subulata
Spotted deadnettle Lamium maculatum
Stonecrop Sedum
Thrift Armeria
Thyme Thymus