Fun In The Sun Groundcovers

Thrive in Sunny Locations

These selected groundcovers prefer sun, and will thrive on the south or southeast side of a building or an open area.  Keep in mind that not all sun plants prefer dry soil; there are several plants on the list that require moist/well drained soil. Be sure to check your site conditions and plant the right plant in the right place.

Sun:

Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'
Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
Cerastium tomentosum
Delosperma cooperi
Delosperma nubigenum
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies'
Geum triflorum
Gypsophila repens 'Rosea'
Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
Phlox subulata 'Purple Beauty'
Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
Sedum 'Vera Jameson'
Sedum album 'Coral Carpet'
Sedum album 'Green Ice'
Sedum floriferum 'Bailey's Gold'
Sedum kamtschaticum
Sedum reflexum
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina', S. spurium 'Fuldaglut', S. kamtchaticum
Sedum sexangulare
Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood'
Sedum spurium 'John Creech'
Sempervivum x 'Silverine'
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Stachys minima
Thymus 'Doone Valley'
Thymus praecox 'Coccineus'
Thymus praecox 'Pink Chintz'
Thymus praecox 'Purple Carpet'
Thymus pseudolanuginosus
Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin'

Sun to Part Shade:

Acorus gramineus 'Minimus Aureus'
Ajuga reptans 'Golden Glow'
Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Lilac'
Carex flacca
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Chamaemelum nobile
Fragaria 'Lipstick'
Geranium cinereum 'Ballerina'
Geranium sanguineum var. striatum
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Karmina'
Herniaria glabra
Heuchera sanguinea 'Firefly'
Isotoma fluviatilis
Leptinella squalida
Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'
Liriope muscari 'Variegata'
Liriope spicata
Mazus reptans
Mazus reptans 'Albus'
Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Phuopsis stylosa
Potentilla neumanniana 'Nana'
Sagina subulata
Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
Sempervivum 'Black'
Sempervivum 'Green Wheel'
Sempervivum 'Oddity'
Sempervivum 'Rocknoll Rosette'
Veronica 'Whitewater'
Viola 'Painted Porcelain'
Viola labradorica
Waldsteinia ternata