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 Ground Covers




    Lamium - please refer to plant caretag for specific variety information


Flowering period - Blooms in summer.


Features - Vigorous foliage and colourful blooms in summer. Spreading plant displays dark green leaves with white center. Short spikes of yellow flowers. A reliable ground cover for any location.


Spacing - Space 12" to 24" apart (30 - 60 cm).


Height - Grows to 6" to 8" tall (15 - 20 cm).


Soil and water - Tolerant of most soil conditions. Prefers well drained soil. Do not allow to dry out, keep well watered during dry spells.


Light requirements - Lamium prefers part shade to shade. A real standout in heavily shaded locations.


Best use - Beautiful in shady borders and woodland gardens.


Growing tips - Mulch between plants after initial planting. This helps control weeds and provides a natural slow release fertilizer. Use lawn fertilize in early spring. Hardy to zone 4.


Select a ground cover flower


Ground Covers

Click on a ground cover from the list below to see a photo and find lots of growing and plant care tips.



   Ajuga - Carpet Bugleweed

   Baltic Ivy - Hedera Helix

   Myrtle - Periwinkle or Vinca

   Pachysandra - Japanese Spurge



Benefits of ground covers

Just think of all the wonderful benefits of growing ground covers... your bulbs will pop up through them, they provide wonderful green texture for bare patches, they grow where grass won't grow and no more mowing steep slopes. Plus ground covers are attractive and easy to maintain.



Planning your garden

For beginners it is important to draw a garden layout plan

• Choose plants suitable for the site (sun vs. shade, soil, etc)

• Arrange plants according to their height

• Arrange according to plant form and texture

• Arrange according to flowering periods for constant blooming

• Arrange in groupings by type and color considerations


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