Ground cover plants are not in need of special care

We gardeners are very popular ground cover perennials that adorn the small plots of land with a beautiful carpet of flowers. Ground cover practical to design tree trunks under fruit trees and shrubs. They can be planted in large groups as decoration portion: the beds, along paths, for decorating alpine and rokariev

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Features groundcover plants

Cushion plant, depending on the variety, suitable for a variety of places in the garden, and close the place, where she could be bare ground, especially under trees and shrubs.

By the nature of growth, they differ significantly: suitable for very sunny places, as well as partial shade or very shady spots in the garden. They are annual, biennial and perennial. To decorate the garden often use plants that do not require annual planting.

These plants – an alternative to the lawn, where the average lawn is not possible to form (dense shade, dry or moist soil). Ground cover are spreading a thick growth, and can cover large areas. The root system grows no depth of soil, and in width, resulting in creeping shoots are intertwined and form a beautiful natural carpet. Especially effective thick grass like fescue Bear (Festuca gautieri) or Japanese grass (Hakonechloa macra), which carpet the large areas of land.

Note!If the ground cover plants are planted too close, they will basically grow up, and will interfere with each other. Therefore, it is important to follow the recommendations on the number of plants per square meter, depending on the variety.

Indoor vegetation quickly formed at an appropriate distance between landings.

Care groundcover

When planting, you can combine two or more species, making sure that they have the same requirements for the location and maintenance. Flowering plants are selected for flower bed, require at least a minimum of maintenance.

Most ground cover have shallow root system and can not tolerate becoming soaked. Therefore, you need a place for them to choose a well-drained and ensure the flow of water. Due to the shallow roots, they do not require a deep fertile layer of soil and careful preparation. Twice during the growing season fertilize the flower.

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Benefits of creeping plants:

  • does not need special care, frequent pruning and fertilizing;
  • grow rapidly;
  • can be avoided by systematically weeding;
  • lawn perform the function.
  • the moisture retained by the dense greenery;
  • does not require frequent replanting;
  • Some species can grow for a long time the poor, rocky soils;
  • suhoustoychivy, grow well on the sunny side and in the shade;
  • are resistant to diseases and pests;
  • prevent leaching and soil weathering.

Plants covered with soil, usually dwarf shrub height does not exceed 20 cm. They fill the soil surface to its thick deciduous vegetation, creating a pleasant view, remain compact without cutting, complement the rock garden composition, planted on the edge of flower beds. Some of them are used for milder forms of pillows. In this case, they are planted in rows along the tracks, terraces, fences.

Easy to maintain, they are ideal for hard to reach areas of the garden, protecting the land from external influences, such as rain, wind and sun.

They form a dense cover, and dense foliage takes light from wild plants, and thus prevent the germination of weeds.


Many of the ground cover plants reproduce vegetatively: through roots, ground shoots, through creeping rhizomes. Take root and form new copies from the mother bushes nearby.

Types of ground cover plants and their use

Ground cover plants suitable for cultivation in balcony containers and hanging baskets, combined with any landscape style.

Additional information!Evergreen perennials can be an attractive addition for undersized pillow types.

Pillow plants look especially impressive when they are combined with plants of varying heights and colors.

    • Melkoroslye from 4 to 10 cm are suitable for decorating flower beds, garden paths.
    • Creeping conifers (balsam fir, spruce, creeping, creeping cedar, juniper) are popular for garden landscaping.
    • Shade is mainly used for decoration shaded garden plots.
    • Miniature needle-like leaves make some ground cover plants like moss, though they have no relationship to the mosses. (Bryozoans (Sagina0 very reminiscent of moss).
    • Evergreen: arabis Zyundermana, zhivuchka Dixie, European Wild Ginger, pahizandra apical


  • can plant nettle, ground elder For registration under the tree trunks of fruit trees.

Creeping culture are not afraid of an excessively humid places.

These plants can be planted in large groups or mixed with other smaller or larger pieces.

Note!Climbing plants which are used for decoration of pergolas and creating green walls, it can be grown as a ground cover.

The best ground cover plants are perennials for the garden: photo and name

Perennial geranium (Geranium Macrorrhizum) form a thick carpet 40 cm. Of green thick leaves and fragrant plant which is ideal for maintaining a background decorative garden.

Geranium Macrorrhizum,

Highlander decorative green foliage and its spike-like inflorescences of various colors, blooming in late summer. It is recommended to cover large areas under the trees.

Abundant flowering abutilon attracts attention. Climbing plant twist around walls and fences, but it can be used as a soil cover.

Alchemille – unpretentious and hardy perennial is used as a soil cover in the garden of his abundant and ornamental foliage, and its flowering in the summer.

Anemones are widely distributed mainly in temperate and cold regions. Flowers have different colors, depending on the type of single or assembled into a brush.

Astilbe – the perfect plant to plant on the edge of the pond or in the company of other perennial plants, with the same growth conditions, such as iris, foxglove, Japanese anemones, ferns and hosts.

Bacopa – creeper applied at the foot of different erect flowering plants. .

Bergen is not afraid of the cold and poor soils. He lives a very long time, almost no maintenance, but guarantees a wonderful effect

Badan serdtselistny (Bergen)


Bignonia – blooming and climbing can be an excellent ground cover material planted on top of the mound.

Bell very well with asters, Veronica, roses, drooping geraniums.

Cornflower can also grow with many other varieties, as ppochvopokrovnogo plants.

Delosperma – a perennial plant, form a very dense carpet, it gives a vivid and spectacular blooms from June to late September.

Erizimum easy to grow and care for. Beautiful and colorful,are perfectly combined with many other colors.

Helium – climbing perennial that summer gives beautiful funnel-shaped yellow flowers.

Baby’s breath enlivens all types of flowerbeds and rock gardens. It may also form a compact curbs or cover base rose bushes, fruit trees and bushes erect.

Geltsin planted in the shade and cool, rapidly forms a green and soft carpet, which can replace the lawn. It is also ideal for the decoration of large trunks of plants.

Liverworts are small, require space in the front decor plan.

Bindweed well with petunias, zinnias, marigolds, dwarf nasturtiums.

Matrikariya similar to chamomile. It is easy to grow, it blooms from May to October, and adapts to almost any corner of the garden.

Nepeta growing, effectively covers the ground, not afraid of the drought.

Ofiopogon – a great plant for semi-shade, curb and cover ground cover.

Periwinkle grows in partial shade or shade. The plant needs a place.

Petunia used as ground cover, and for containers and suspensions.

Adzhuga -. Perennial border plant small height from 10 to 15 cm soil Decorates green leaves, blue (common color), white or pink flowers.

Aubrieta – highly resistant plants and can grow too profusely and bloom flowers of 1.5 cm at the beginning of June.

Ground cover perennials Aubrieta

Malaoayya likes bright location and well-drained soil and light. It flowers white, pink, red, orange and yellow. Up to 20 cm in height.

Sapunarita reaches 10 cm in height and gives a pink tsvety1 refer to the period from June to August. This type of plant requires a lot of sun and likes well-drained soil.