Category Archives: Ground Cover

GROUND COVER: Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native ground cover spreads to carpet the floor of mixed deciduous forests from Canada to Florida. Its showy white flowers emerge from two- leaved plants in early spring, but can be hidden by the umbrella-like leaves. Its edible fruit, the mayapple, can be used for preserves and jellies. Continue reading

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Three Native Ground Covers for Shade

Homeowners might wish to introduce these three attractive and reliable groundcovers in the shady sections of their own yards.
✼ Marginal Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis)
✼ Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)
✼ Allegheny Spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) Continue reading

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Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac) is vigorous, ground-hugging shrub that makes an excellent ground cover, suckering and filling in areas quickly. Its glossy foliage turns brilliant reds, oranges, yellows and purples in fall. Continue reading

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