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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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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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