How to Grow Star Jasmine as Ground Cover

A close up horizontal image of the flowers and foliage of star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) growing as a ground cover in the garden, pictured in light sunshine.

A beautiful climbing vine with pretty white flowers and fantastic fragrance, star jasmine also makes a superb ground cover forming lush, thick mats of glossy evergreen foliage. Low-maintenance plants, the vines are easily trained to grow horizontally. Find all the details in our comprehensive guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Barrenwort

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Barrenworts are drought resistant, tolerant of heavy shade, and they can handle a variety of pests and diseases that easily wreck more vulnerable plants. With striking flowers and gorgeous foliage, Epimedium is well worth planting. Our guide provides all the info you need to grow this ornamental ground cover.

How to Plant and Grow Toothwort (Pepper Root)

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Toothwort thrives in shade and provides colorful ground cover where other plants can’t survive. The flowers serve as the perfect way to bring the woodlands into your garden and you can eat the herb from root to tip. It tastes a lot like horseradish, which is why this plant is often called pepper root. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Creeping Juniper

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For a truly carefree, evergreen ground cover, check out creeping juniper. These plants are perfect for rock gardens or xeriscaping and they come in a wide range of options, including dwarf or full-size with green, yellow, gold, or blue foliage. Learn how to choose, plant, and care for these elegant little creepers.

How to Plant and Grow Lamb’s Ear

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Lamb’s ears is a perennial ground cover that’s easy to grow in well-draining soil and in full or partial sun. It features thick, silvery leaves and beautiful purple flowers, making it a good choice for landscaping. And its fuzzy foliage make it a popular addition to children’s and sensory gardens as well. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Mountain Alyssum

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If you want a cheerful addition to your garden, or you’re looking for a pretty, flowery ground cover, try growing mountain alyssum. The tiny, sweet-scented yellow flowers will spark joy in your flowerbed or add excitement to your lawn or yard. Learn how to grow and care for mountain alyssum in this guide. Read more now.

15 of the Best Flowering Ground Covers to Meet Landscaping Challenges

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Need an alternative to grass under a shady tree? Do you have a slope that’s hard to mow? Ground cover plants offer a low-maintenance alternative to the carpets of lawn to which we have become accustomed. Learn about 15 of the best flowering ground covers for your unique property in this guide. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Winter Jasmine

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Winter jasmine was cultivated in China for hundreds of years before becoming a common landscaping plant in many other parts of the world. Not only does it bloom in the winter when most other plants are dormant, it is very tolerant of neglect, so even inexperienced gardeners find it easy to grow. Read more now.

25 of the Best Bergenia Cultivars for the Garden

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Bergenia is a low maintenance evergreen perennial with large foliage that changes to bronze or red in the winter, and delicate pink, purple, or white flowers. There are numerous award-winning cultivars available to the home gardener. Learn about 25 of the best bergenia varieties and choose your favorites. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Bergenia Flowers

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Bergenia is a perennial that can serve as a highly attractive ground cover or be grown as part of a mixed border. The large leaves typically turn bronze or purple in the fall, and stunning pink, white, purple, or red flowers appear in spring. Learn how to plant and grow easy-care bergenia in your garden. Read more now.

How to Grow Creeping Thyme as an Aromatic Ground Cover

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With its dense, mat-like form, creeping thyme makes for a beautiful and aromatic living mulch between stepping stones. Come summertime, lilac flower clusters attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Drought tolerant, low maintenance, and edible, this plant is sure to put a smile on your face in any season.

How to Grow an Aromatic Chamomile Lawn

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Are you sick and tired of always having to mow the lawn? Instead, save time, money, and water by converting your grass yard to low-growing chamomile. Chamomile lawns improve the soil and attract pollinators while greatly reducing maintenance. Continue on to learn how to grow chamomile as a lawn alternative.

How to Prune and Control Asiatic Jasmine Vines

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Deep-green Asian, or Asiatic, jasmine is a fantastic ground cover, especially for shady areas of the garden. But like many plants, it can get out of hand. Read more now to learn about several methods for pruning and controlling the spread of this assertive vine. Your neighbors will be glad you did!

How to Grow Asiatic Jasmine

Asiatic jasmine growing as a ground cover over a paved surface showing dark green and variegated leaves in light sunshine.

If you’re in need of a quick-growing ground cover that tolerates shade, salt, heat, cold, and drought, consider Asiatic jasmine, the easy-to-grow, low-maintenance import from Japan and Korea that quickly develops a thick carpet of cover, filling in your garden’s most problematic and frustrating bare spots.

How to Grow and Care for Creeping Phlox

Creeping phlox is a low-maintenance, easygoing, low-growing perennial that provides perfect ground cover, with stunning flowers in shades of pink, purple, white, and blue. This plant is sure to quickly creep into your gardens – and into your heart! Read our growing guide now on Gardener’s Path to learn more.

Grow Faassen’s Catmint for Durable Summer Color

Purple lavender flowers of Fassen's Catmint in bloom.

Faassen’s catmint is a mounded perennial that’s drought heat and tolerant, and unlike its cousin catnip, it doesn’t drive kitties crazy. You’ll love the gray-green foliage and lavender-blue flowers, not to mention the butterflies and hummingbirds this plant attracts. Learn how to grow it now with our in-depth guide!