Top Ten – Ground Cover Perennials

Top ten ground cover plants to get you covered in 2017!

 

We’ve picked our top ten choices for this year – including some reliable old favourites and some exciting new varieties. Sorted in order of flowering season.

 

1.

Phlox subulata

 

Phlox-Subulata-

Flowers April-May. Also known as creeping Phlox these are invaluable groundcover, ideal for trailing over walls or rockeries. No pruning required!

 

2.

Aubrieta

 

Aubrieta

Flowers April-May. Left to spread naturally Aubrieta are a delight in early spring.
 

3.

Brunnera macrophylla Jack Frost

 

Brunnera-Macrophylla-Jack-Frost-

Flowers April-May. Expansive silvery foliage with sprays of pretty blue flowers – this is a great option for a shaded spot that needs a bit of cover. Good pest resistance.

 

4.

Helianthemum (Sun Rose)

 

Helianthemum

Flowers May-June. Also known as the Rock Rose, these sun loving sprawling plants flower prolifically through the summer, each bloom lasting only one day.

 

5.

Sedum Kamtschaticum

 

Sedum-Kamtschaticum-Rock-Creeper-

Flowers May-July. A mound of glossy green foliage with buttery yellow flowers in summer.

 

6.

Campanula Carpatica

 

Campanula-carpatica

Flowers May-August. Masses of stunning violet blue bellflowers formed in clumps – an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner and perfect for suppressing weeds.

 

7.

NEW for 2017 Sedum pulchellum Sea Star

 

Sedum-pulchellum

Flowers May-August. Robust and unusual low growing perennial. Sprays of thin glossy green leaves cover in pale pink star-shaped flowers.

 

8.

NEW for 2017 Lewisia Cotyledon Mixed

 

Lewisia-cotyledon

Flowers May-August. A colourful, hardy perennial also known as bitter root. They like good drainage and full sun – perfect for rockeries.

 

9.

Prunella Grandiflora

 

Prunella-grandiflora

 

Flowers June-July. Evergreen foliage with pink or white flowers in June and July, very effective as ground cover.

 

10.

NEW for 2017 Aster ericoides Snow Flurry

 

Aster-Snowflurry

Flowers September-October. A new aster that makes great ground cover, smothering weeds with the dense needle like foliage and producing masses of daisy like flowers. Very tough and easy to grow.

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten – Ground Cover Perennials”

    1. Hi Michael,

      Thanks for getting in touch – great idea!

      We don’t have these 10 grouped but you can get to each product by clicking on its image – You’ll find our full range of ground cover plants here: All Ground Cover Plants

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