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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.

Ajuga Black Scallop
Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca'
Black Scallop Bugleweed
21497A Ajuga Bronze Beauty A GC
Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
Bronze Beauty Bugleweed
Ajuga Burgundy Glow
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Burgundy Glow Bugleweed
20239A Ajuga Catlins Giant A GC
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Catlin's Giant Bugleweed
20428A Ajuga Chocolate Chip A JC GC
Ajuga tenorii 'Valfredda'
Chocolate Chip Bugleweed
Allium Forescate 1
Allium schoenoprasum 'Forescate'
Forescate Chives
21802A Antennaria Rubra A GC
Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
Pink Pussy-toes
Carex flacca 1
Carex flacca
Blue Sedge
Cerastium tomentosum 1
Cerastium tomentosum
Snow-in-summer
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
Plumbago
Nordic Carpet Cotoneaster 1
Cotoneaster dammeri 'Nordic Carpet'
Nordic Carpet® Cotoneaster
Fire Spinner Ice Plant
Delosperma 'P001S'
Fire Spinner® Ice Plant
Lavender Ice Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Psfave'
Lavender Ice Ice Plant
21644A Delosperma cooperi A GC
Delosperma cooperi
Purple Ice Plant
Dianthus Tiny Rubies
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Tiny Rubies'
Cheddar Pinks
20040A Hedera Wilson A GC
Hedera helix 'Wilsonii'
Small-leaf Baltic Ivy
21353A Lamiastrum Hermans Pride A GC
Lamium galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'
Yellow Archangel
21354A Lamium Orchid Frost A GC
Lamium maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Nettle
SuperBlue English Lavender 1
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
Pachysandra Green Carpet
Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'
Japanese Spurge
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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'
Japanese Spurge
21056A Phlox Emerald Blue A GC
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox

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