Ground cover's

Pachysandra- Pachysandra terminalis

Pachysandra is a low-maintenance, evergreen ground cover that spreads quickly.

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Buxaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 0.5 to 1 ft
Spread: 1 to 1.5 ft
Bloom Time: April-May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full to Part shade
Water: Medium

 

 

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions. Performs best in rich, moist, organic soils. Plants need consistent moisture during the growing season. Water is best applied directly to the soil beneath the leaves.

Irish Moss - Sagina subulata

Tiny translucent white flowers add to its beauty in spring

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Zone: 4 to 10
Height: 1 to 2 inch
Spread: 0.5 to 1 ft
Bloom Time: April - May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part to full shade
Water: Medium
Leaf: Deep Green

 

This groundcover is tough and carefree! Irish Moss forms a lush emerald green carpet of moss-like foliage with delicate white flowers in midsummer. Hardy enough for sunny or shady locations.

Irish Moss - Sagina subulata 'Aurea'

An extremely popular groundcover plant, this forms a very low moss-like carpet of bright yellow-green foliage.

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Zone: 4 to 10
Height: 1 to 2 inch
Spread: 0.5 to 1 ft
Bloom Time: April - May
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Part to full shade
Water: Medium
Flower: Showy
Leaf: Vibrant Green

 

This groundcover is tough and carefree! A great alternative to Irish Moss.Scotch Moss forms a lush emerald green carpet of moss-like foliage with delicate white flowers in midsummer. Hardy enough for sunny or shady locations.

Periwinkle -Vinca minor

Periwinkle is among the hardiest of evergreen ground covers.

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Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Apocynaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 1 to 6 inches
Spread: 1 to 3 ft
Bloom Time: May to August
Bloom Description: Purple / Medium Blue
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Leaf: Deep Green

 

Often considered one of the invasive creepers, but is also a great plant for erosion prevension. Over 30 different varieties of this plant. Grows best in a partially shaded area in acidic soil, though it will survive in a variety of soil and sun conditions.