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Potentilla verna<br/> Spring Cinquefoil
Potentilla verna
Spring Cinquefoil

Details 

Bright yellow buttercup flowers on compact plants. Evergreen in mild winter areas. Blooms from all summer long. Great for large areas or even as a sustitute for lawn. Average well drained soil.

Height 4".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 4.
   

Sagina subulata 'Aurea'<br/> Scotch Moss
Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
Scotch Moss

Details 

Golden, dense, compact mosslike mass with tiny white flowers that blossom in the summer. Grows tightly to the ground with a 6" spread. Plant between paving blocks (beautiful contrast in sandstone stepping stones) or other limited areas. Needs good soil and drainage . Will grow in full sun.

Height 2".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 4.
   

Sagina subulata<br/> Irish Moss
Sagina subulata
Irish Moss

Details 

Dense, compact, dark green mosslike mass with tiny white flowers in summer. Grows tight to the ground with 6" spread. Between paving blocks or along walkways. Needs good soil and drainage.

Height 2".
Shade to part sun.
Zone 5.
   

Santolina chamaecyparissus<br/> Grey Santolina
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Grey Santolina

Details 

Silvery grey foliage can be trimmed for knot gardens. Yellow button flowers. Grows with a 2" spread. Used for edging or rock gardens. Grows best in well drained soil. Loves heat.

Height 12".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 6.
   

Saponaria ocymoides<br/> Rock Soapwort
Saponaria ocymoides
Rock Soapwort

Details 

Profusion of pink flowers cover bright green oval leaves on trailing stems. Blooms from May to July. Used in rock gardens, over walls and slopes. Prefers well drained soil. Fairly drought tolerant plant.

Height 6-8".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 2.
   

Saxifraga arendsii<br/>Mossy Species Mix
Saxifraga arendsii
Mossy Species Mix

Details 

Saxifraga is readily establish, and this perennial does well edging a border. Mossy Saxifrage forms a low evergreen mound of bright green leaves that bear short stems of small cup-shaped rose-pink , white and purple flowers. Mossy Saxifrage prefers cool growing conditions and does not tolerate drought or hot humid weather. It prefers well-draining soil.

Height 6".
Morning sun afternoon shade.
Zone 4.
   

Saxifraga x arendsii<br/>Highlander Rose Shades
Saxifraga x arendsii
Highlander Rose Shades

Details 

This is a low and slow spreading green mound. Spring blooming. It needs morning su n and afternoon shade.

Height 4-6".
Morning sun afternoon shade..
Zone 5.
   

Saxifraga x arendsii<br/>Purple Robe
Saxifraga x arendsii
Purple Robe

Details 

Deep carmine-red, delicate looking flowers bloom above clusters of bright green foliage. Use in rock gardens or along walkways.

Height 8".
Morning sun.
Zone 4.
   

Sedum <br//> Rooftop Garden Mix
Sedum
Rooftop Garden Mix

Details 

A low growing mat of assorted sedums. Plant in full sun and hold back on the water. Use wherever you would like a variety of textures and colors.

Height 3-6".
Full sun.
Zone 3.
   

Sedum <br/> Stonecrop
Sedum
Stonecrop

Details 

This sedum is a low growing quick spreading plant. Bright green leaves with starry white flowers. Excellent groundcover for hot sunny spot. Great for rock gardens or green roofs.

Height 3".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 3.
   

Sedum acre 'Gold Moss'<br/> Utah Sedum
Sedum acre 'Gold Moss'
Utah Sedum

Details 

This is a low growing prolific bloomer. Bright yellow blooms in May and June. Should be trimed after blooming. Great for rock gardens or mass plantings. Also good for green roofs. Loves heat and is a low water user.

Height 3-6".
Full sun.
Zone 3.
   

Sedum ellacombianum<br/> Green Dragon's Blood
Sedum ellacombianum
Green Dragon's Blood

Details 

Light green foliage with yellow flowers that bloom in early summer. Is deciduous. Use in rock gardens and as a ground cover. Full sun to light shade in well drained soil. Great for green roofs.

Height 6-9".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 3.
   

Sedum hispanicum 'Purple Form'<br/> Blue Mound
Sedum hispanicum 'Purple Form'
Blue Mound

Details 

Blue-grey foliage in summer changing to deep blue and purple in colder weather. Small pink star-shaped flowers in late summer. Good for walkways or rock gardens.

Height 6".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 5.
   

Sedum kamstschaticum 'Variegatum'<br/> Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamstschaticum 'Variegatum'
Russian Stonecrop

Details 

Orange yellow flowers bloom July to September on disiduous plant with scalloped green and cream leaves. Use in rock gardens, gound cover or on a green roof. Perfers well drained soil.

Height 6".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 4.
   

Sedum kamstschaticum<br/> Russian Stonecrop
Sedum kamstschaticum
Russian Stonecrop

Details 

Orange yellow flowers bloom on dark green scalloped foliage July to September. Used in rock gardens, ground cover or on a green roof. Prefers a well drained soil.

Height 6".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 3.
   

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Ajuga is a good ground cover for part shade to full sun.



Phlox is a good ground cover for part shade to full sun. Looks great flowing over a rock wall.



Sedum is a good ground cover for full sun and is drought tolerant. It also works great on Green Roofs.