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Thymus serphyllum<br/> Mother Of Thyme
Thymus serphyllum
Mother Of Thyme

Details 

Perennial herb with fragrant evergreen leaves. Pale lavender flowers bloom June and July. Herb or rock gardens, ground cover or green roofs. Grow in well drained soil.

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

Thymus serpyllum <br/> Elfin Thyme
Thymus serpyllum
Elfin Thyme

Details 

Low growing, mounding ornamental herb that has dark green foliage and pinkish flowers. Slow growing plant for filler between patio stepping stones, pathways, rock gardens and cascading over rocks walls. Grow in rich, well drained soil.

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

Thymus serpyllum<br/> Red Creeping Thyme
Thymus serpyllum
Red Creeping Thyme

Details 

Perennial herb. Fragrent evergreen leaves with magenta red flowers that bloom July and August. Good as filler between stones, pathways, cascading over rocks and also used as a lawn substitute.(Iplanted it my parking strip) Plant in light, well drained soil.

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

Veronica 'Speedwell' <br/> Georgia Blue
Veronica 'Speedwell'
Georgia Blue

Details 

Upward facing, true blue flowers. Little green leaves turn bronzy red in winter and remain evergreen in mild winter climates. Blooms heaviest in spring. Used in rock gardens, edging, as groundcover and cascades over rock walls. Plant in well drained soil. Water regularly.

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

Veronica liwanensis<br/> Turkish Veronica
Veronica liwanensis
Turkish Veronica

Details 

Low growing perennial that has tiny, round green leaves. Bright true blue flowers that bloom from June to August. Useful for rock gardens or large open areas. Plant in well drained soil.

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

Veronica peduncularis 'Speedwell'<br/> Waterperry Blue
Veronica peduncularis 'Speedwell'
Waterperry Blue

Details 

Low growing evergreen perrenial that has light blue flower. Shiny green leaves with a tint of bronze that intensifies in winter. Blooms heaviest in May and June. Used in rock gardens, containers and flower beds. Plant in well drained soil.

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

Veronica repens 'Sunshine'<br/> Golden Creeping Speedwell
Veronica repens 'Sunshine'
Golden Creeping Speedwell

Details 

Very pale blue flowers on low creeping mat of tiny golden yellow leaves in May and June. Groundcover used between stones and on rock walls. Plant in moist, very well drained soil.

Height 2".
Part sun.
Zone 5.
   

Veronica repens<br/> Creeping Speedwell
Veronica repens
Creeping Speedwell

Details 

White to pale blue flowers on a low creeping mat on evergreen foliage. Good as a groundcover, between paving stones or in walls. Average well drained soil.

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

Veronica Speedwell <br/> Giles Van Hees
Veronica Speedwell
Giles Van Hees

Details 

Easily grown in medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom. Giles Van Hees is a low-growing veronica which typically grows to only 6" tall with dense vertical terminal spikes of tiny reddish-pink flowers.

Height 4-6".
Full sun.
Zone 4.
   

Vinca major 'Maculata' <br/> Golden Variegated Myrtle
Vinca major 'Maculata'
Golden Variegated Myrtle

Details 

Evergreen leaves with central golden green splashes appear on trailing, coral red stems. 1 to 3 inch, showy periwinkle blue flowers. Blooms heaviest in early to mid spring, with sporadic rebloom throughout summer. Best in moist, well drained soil. Tolerates dry soil in shade only.

Height 6".
Full shade to part sun.
Zone 6.
   

Vinca major 'Variegata' <br/> Variegated Myrtle
Vinca major 'Variegata'
Variegated Myrtle

Details 

Evergreen ground cover with 1-3" showy, periwinkle-blue, blossoms that contrast well with large varigated leaves. Grows in shade to full sun. Is very evasive so plant in large area where it can grow like crazy.

Height 12-18".
Part shade to full sun.
Zone 6.
   

Vinca major <br/> Myrtle
Vinca major
Myrtle

Details 

Evergreen groundcover with large green leaves and showy blue blossoms. Does well in shady areas. Very evasive so plant in large area. Will cover hillsides or fill in beneath trees. Can be trimmed back to the ground in the fall or early spring.

Height 12-18".
Shade to full sun.
Zone 5.
   

Vinca minor 'Alba' <br/> White Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Alba'
White Periwinkle

Details 

Evergreen ground cover with large white blooms that bloom heaviest in spring. Does best in shady situations. Use in areas such as under trees, steep banks, walls and rockeries. Needs well drained soil.

Height 4-6".
Shade to part sun.
Zone 4.
   

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurpea' <br/>  Burgandy Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurpea'
Burgandy Periwinkle

Details 

Evergreen ground cover with wine colored blossoms. Blooms heaviest in spring. Grows well beneath trees, on steep banks, over walls or in rock gardens. Best in shade but can handle partial sun with more water. Needs well drained soil.

Height 4-6".
Full shade to part sun.
Zone 4.
   

Vinca minor 'Bowles Variety' <br/> Bowles Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Bowles Variety'
Bowles Periwinkle

Details 

Evergreen ground cover with large showy blue blooms. Grows best under trees, on steep banks, over rock walls and rock gardens. Does best in shady areas. Needs well drained soil.

Height 4-6".
Full shade to part sun.
Zone 4.
   

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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.