Tag Archives: Ground cover

GROUND COVER: Tiarella cordifolia (Foamflower)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Moist woods and stream banks are home to this charming wildflower that is less common to absent in the eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic Region and is indigenous in NoVA only in Fairfax County. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)

New factsheet! This charming wildflower, Silene caroliniana (wild pink), is native to dry forests, barrens, and outcrops throughout Virginia where it tolerates a range of soils. Its rose-pink flowers, which somewhat resemble those of phlox, bring bright color to the spring garden, and it remains evergreen in winter. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Asarum canadense (Wild Ginger)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Native to rich, deciduous forests in the eastern half of North America, Wild Ginger is common in much of the Mid-Atlantic Region although infrequent-to-rare in the Coastal Plain. It naturalizes to create a lush ground cover with velvety, heart-shaped leaves. Continue reading

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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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