Ground cover plants are useful in many situations such as under trees or at the edge of the border. Many of these low growing plants are varieties of larger specimens such as creeping phlox or the bellflower campanula. If you are looking for ground cover plants this list of eighteen will give you plenty of ideas. I came across this collection 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)

Geranium macrorrhizum Bevan's Variety
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

Purple Dragon Spotted Deadnettle
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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