Groundcovers for Sun and Shade Gardens - Plants to Carpet the Ground
Groundcovers are perennial garden plants that offer wonderful alternatives to lawns. In woodland gardens, where turf fears to tread, many shade garden plants work well as groundcovers for shade. In open spaces try growing flowering perennials up through your groundcovers for a two-layer effect. Two plants can inhabit the same place at the same time...aka horticultural multi-tasking! If all you can find at your local garden center are the ubiquitous vincas and ivies, check out some of the more rare and unique perennial groundcovers that our wide selection of mail order plants offer. Anyone who plants perennials, should consider groundcovers as an important part of their garden. So what is the best ground cover for shade and sun? That all depends on your planting zone, climate, and soil conditions. We're partial to Carex, hardy garden ferns, woodland phlox, and ophiopogon mondo grasses for groundcovers for shade. Good sun groundcovers include Dianthus, Sedum, Liriope, Verbena, and Delosperma. These are but a few of the great groundcover mail order plants you’ll find listed below.
Since 1988, Plant Delights Nursery has been the choice of serious gardeners and plant collectors looking for the best and rarest perennial plants. We are pleased to have received the Perennial Plant Association Retail Award in 2011, the American Horticulture Society Commercial Award in 2002, and to have been selected as one of the Best Mail Order Plant Sources - Garden Design Magazine 2010. Welcome to our family of plant lovers!