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Groundcovers that Like it Dry

These drought tolerant plants are a mix of those that thrive in full sun as well as some that not only prefer dry soil, but also prefer shade. The shade plants on this list are ideal for planting underneath dense shade trees where natural rainfall does not reach the ground.

NOTE: Newly planted Groundcovers require watering until established, typically after one growing season.

21661A Ajuga Black Scallop A PO
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca'
Black Scallop Bugleweed
21497A Ajuga Bronze Beauty A GC
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
Bronze Beauty Bugleweed
20954A Ajuga Burgundy Glow A GC
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Burgundy Glow Bugleweed
20428A Ajuga Chocolate Chip A JC GC
Ajuga tenorii 'Valfredda'
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
21434A Allium Forescate A PO
Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'
Forescate Chives
21802A Antennaria Rubra A GC
Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
Pink Pussy-toes
20553A Carex glauca A GS
Carex flacca
Blue Sedge
20915A Cersatium tomentosum A PO
Cerastium tomentosum
21303A Ceratostigma plumbaginoides A PO
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
20228A Cotoneaster Nordic Carpet A DC
Cotoneaster dammeri 'Nordic Carpet'
Nordic Carpet® Cotoneaster
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Delosperma 'P001S'
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant
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Delosperma 'Psfave'
Lavender Ice Ice Plant
21644A Delosperma cooperi A GC
Delosperma cooperi
Purple Ice Plant
20819A Dianthus Tiny Rubies A PO
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies'
Cheddar Pinks
20040A Hedera Wilson A GC
Hedera helix 'Wilsonii'
Small-leaf Baltic Ivy
21805A Herniaria glabra A JC
Herniaria glabra
21353A Lamiastrum Hermans Pride A GC
Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'
Yellow Archangel
21354A Lamium Orchid Frost A GC
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
21589A Lavandula SuperBlue
Lavandula angustifolia 'Balavurlu'
SuperBlue English Lavender
20086A Liriope spicata A PO
Liriope spicata
Creeping Lilyturf
21798A Origanum vulgare Aureum A JC
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Golden Oregano
20636A Pachysandra Green Carpet A GC
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Japanese Spurge
21056A Phlox Emerald Blue A GC
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
21055A Phlox Emerald Pink A GC
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox

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