Tag Archives: Ground cover

GROUND COVER: Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac)

Check out the beautiful foliage of this vigorous ground-hugging shrub. This week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic is the lovely ground cover Rhus aromatica ‘Gro-Low’ (Fragrant Sumac). Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster)

This week’s Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic is the ground cover Eurybia divaricata (White Wood Aster). This sprawling aster traditionally blooms in late summer to early fall with numerous clusters of small white flowers. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Persicaria virginiana (Virginia Knotweed)

This week’s Tried and True Native Plant for the Mid-Atlantic, Persicaria virginiana (Virginia Knotweed) is an excellent replacement for many non-native ground covers such as English Ivy, Creeping Lily-Turf, Japanese Knotweed, and Periwinkle.
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GROUND COVER: Sedum ternatum (Wild Stonecrop)

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This lovely ground cover, the most widespread native member of the Sedum family in eastern North America, favors rocky banks, cliffs, and woods. Its tiny white star-like flowers with five pointed petals rise in showy clusters above succulent foliage in the spring.
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GROUND COVER: Podophyllum peltatum (Mayapple)

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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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PERENNIAL/GROUND COVER: Phlox divaricata (Woodland Phlox)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This lovely wildflower is native to rich forests and fields in portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region including NoVA (except Prince William County). As the species name divaricata suggests, this shade-loving phlox has a spreading habit, making it a good woodland ground cover. Continue reading

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