Why are flowering ground covers something of a Holy Grail for the landscaper? Well, they offer beauty and functionality, giving your yard color while simultaneously helping you fight weeds and erosion. Seeking a solution for a problem area? These plants offer a solution that doesn't demand any compromise on aesthetics.
However, many flowering ground covers bloom for only a short period of time during the spring. Consequently, the best choices will be the ones that provide foliage that attracts you, as well. The pictures of flowering ground covers that follow will help you in your plant selection. You can also install a supplemental planting of annuals for longer-lasting floral color.
Most flowering ground covers should be planted in a sunny spot for optimal performance, but a few of the examples I include in the photo gallery below provide options for areas with partial shade. Click on the links that accompany the entries to conduct further research on the featured plants.
|Ground Phlox Photo||Photo: Hosta as Flowering Ground Cover||Candytuft Picture||Long-Flowering Ground Covers|
|Sweet Woodruff||Liriope Photo||Basket-of-Gold||Vinca|
|Thyme Ground Cover||Cotoneaster Picture||Yellow Archangel Picture||Sedum Spurium|