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Perennial Plants For Groundcover Or Between Stepping Stones

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Blue Star Creeper between stepping stones Need to soften hard edges or replace the need for so much mulch? Looking to fill those spaces between stepping stones or pavers? It's not too late to get a new cover on the ground: perennial groundcover plants.

Ranging in height from an inch or so to four feet, groundcover plants serve several purposes. They not only provide soil cover, but they also slow weed growth and prevent soil from erosion. For many gardeners, they're the best answer to problem areas where too much sun or barely a ray falls, or where too dry or too moist conditions are a turnoff for other greenery.

Perennial groundcover plant varieties off many growth habits: climbing, clumping or running; evergreen or deciduous. They come in all kinds of colors, textures and fragrances and this leaves the door wide open to finding a fit for your gardens needs.

The most widely planted groundcover in today's landscape is turfgrass. Turfgrass covers the soil in lots of places. Most of the time it succeeds in providing a suitable cover. Yet, sometimes unsuitable growing conditions prevent its continued success. And you wouldn't want to plant grass in landscape or garden beds between your shrubs. Groundcover plants may provide solutions to a landscaping challenge or just add a bit of much needed texture and color.

Groundcovers help to define space. A low groundcover can provide a transition between the lawn and taller plants used in beds. Attractive foliage color and texture or colorful flowers can add appeal to an otherwise "green" landscape.

Groundcovers can create various moods. Small leaved, smooth textured groundcovers used in broad curved plantings can convey a feeling of spaciousness. Whereas large leaved coarse textured groundcovers create a feeling of closeness.

Below you will find a listing of perennial plants that are useful as a groundcover and/or between stepping stones and pavers. Click on any link or thumbnail image to see an expanded Plant File that contains a detailed plant description, usage suggestions and instructions for care.

Angelina Sedum
Angelina Sedum

Sedum Angelina has brilliant, spruce-like, golden yellow foliage. It is a very v...
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Blue Star Creeper
Blue Star Creeper

Blue Star Creeper is the perfect choice of plant for use between stepping stones...
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Creeping Jenny
Creeping Jenny

Creeping Jenny is a low-growing, spreading plant that features outstanding, roun...
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Elfin Creeping Thyme
Elfin Creeping Thyme

Elfin Thyme is a very low-growing, mat-forming groundcover that is perfect for u...
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Fire Star Red Dianthus
Fire Star Red Dianthus

Firestar Dianthus produces masses of fire-red flowers w...
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Firewitch Dianthus
Firewitch Dianthus

Firewitch Dianthus was the 2006 Perennial Plant of the Year! It is well-known an...
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