Tag Archives: Ground cover

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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Invasive Plant Factsheet: Creeping Liriope (Liriope spicata)

2020 Invasive Plant Factsheet: Creeping Liriope (Liriope spicata)
One of the most frequently planted ground covers, this aggressively spreading perennial has appeared in scattered infestations throughout the Southeast and has been identified as an emerging threat to natural areas in the Mid-Atlantic Region Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly-Pear)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Eastern Prickly-Pear (formerly O. compressa) is unique. Its natural habitat is in scattered pockets from Ontario, Canada, to Florida and Louisiana, rather than the Southwest. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Heuchera villosa (Hairy Alumroot)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Although Hairy Alumroot’s native habitat in Virginia is mostly in the southwestern mountains, its five-inch wide, semi-evergreen leaves and late season flower plumes make it a species worthy of consideration for a woodland garden. Continue reading

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