Ground cover plants are usually low growing which form clumps and so live up to their name by providing a blanket of foliage to cover the soil. Most are only a few inches tall although the first one on the list described below the Bigroot Geranium is taller but qualifies as a ground cover because of its spreading habit. I came across these eighteen colorful ground cover plants in an article which I found on the Balcony Garden Web site.
Check out these 18?Flowering Ground Cover Plants,?you?ll find some best low growing plants on this list, they?re not only easy to grow but looks beautiful too.
1. Bigroot Geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum)
This old fashioned tough and aggressive perennial ground cover is?a good choice for gardeners who want to grow low maintenance plants. The plant barely grows up to 1-1.5 feet tall and loves the sun. Blooms appear when the?weather warms up in colors like pink, red or pale pink with interesting variegated foliage. You can also plant it in groups under the trees, the bigroot geranium is a drought tolerant plant and best grown in temperates under USDA Zones 4 to 8b.
2. Spotted Dead Nettle
Dead nettle (Lamium maculatum) is notable for both its variegated foliage and its dense clusters of flowers, which appear in a variety of colors, including white, pink and purple (depending on the cultivar). This low growing plant can be grown diversely in different climates (USDA Zones 3-10), providing it cool, moist soil and shade to part shade. However, it must be noted that dead nettle can be invasive and considered as a weed by many gardeners.
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