ClassyGroundcovers.com - Groundcover Attributes

This table summarizes some of the attributes of our main groundcover categories. If you print it, select "Landscape" format for best results. Click on a column heading to see all groundcovers with that attribute (abbreviations explained).
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Botanical Name Common Name Zone FS SS SH EV PF EC PS DT CL NA ST MT LB FR VA DR FT GR
Achillea Yarrow 2/3-9 X ** X X X X X X X X M-F
Acorus Sweet Flag 5-10 X X X X X * X X S-M
Ajuga Carpet Bugleweed 3-10 X X X X X X X X X X X F
Astilbe False Spirea 3-9 X X X X X M
Campsis Trumpet Creeper 4-10 X X X X X X X X F
Carex Sedge 4*-9 * X X X * X * * * * X S-M
Ceratostigma Dwarf Plumbago 5-9 X X * X X X M-F
Chrysogonum Green and Gold 5-9 ** X X X X X X M
Convallaria Lily of the Valley 2-7/8 X X X X X X X X X M
Coreopsis Coreopsis 4-9 X X * X X X X X * X M-F
Delosperma Ice Plant 5-11 X X X X X X X X M-F
Dianthus Border Pinks 3-8/9 X X X X X X X X M
Echinacea Cone Flower 2-10 X X X X X X X X X M
Euonymus Wintercreeper 4-9 X X X X X X X X X X X S-F
Fern - Athyrium filix-femina Lady Fern 3-9 X X X X X X M
Fern - Athyrium 'Pictum' Japanese Painted Fern 3-9 X X X X X X M
Fern - Dennstaedtia p. Hay Scented Fern 3-8 X X X X X M
Fern - Dryopteris e. Autumn Fern 5-8 X X * X S-M
Fern - Dryopteris l. Southern Shield Fern 5-10 X X X * X X S-M
Fern - Matteuccia s. Ostrich Fern 2-10 X X X X X M
Fern - Osmunda c. Cinnamon Fern 2-10 X X X X X S-M
Fern - Osmunda r. Royal Fern 2-10 X X X X X S-M
Fern - Polystichum a. Christmas Fern 3-9 X X X X X X X S-M
Ficus Creeping Fig 7-10 X X X X X X X X F
Gelsemium Carolina Jessamine 7-9 X X X X X X X X X X M-F
Hedera algeriensis Algerian Ivy 7-10 ** X X X X * X X * X M-F
Hedera colchica Persian Ivy 5-10 X X X X X X X M-F
Hedera helix English Ivy 5/6-10 ** X X X X X X X * X M-F
Hemerocallis Daylily 3-10 X X * X X X X * X X * * * M
Botanical Name Common Name Zone FS SS SH EV PF EC PS DT CL NA ST MT LB FR VA DR FT GR
Heuchera Coral Bells 3-8 X X X X X X X S
Hypericum calycinum St. John's Wort 5/6-10 X X * X X X X M
Iberis Candytuft 3-9 X X X X X X X X S-M
Iris siberica Siberian Iris 3-9 X X X X X X X M-F
Juniperus p. 'Nana' Dwarf Juniper 4-9 X X X X X X S-M
c. 'Blue Pacific' Blue Pacific Juniper 5-9 X X X X X X S-M
h. 'Wiltonii' Blue Rug Juniper 2-9 X X X X X X X S-M
Lamiastrum Yellow Archangel 4-9 X X * X X X X M-F
Lantana 'New Gold' Lantana 'New Gold' 7-11 X X X X X X X X M-F
Laurentia Blue Star Creeper 5/6-10 X X * X X X X M-F
Liriope muscari Border Grass 5*-11 * X X X X X X X * * S-M
Liriope spicata Creeping Lily Turf 4-11 X X X X X X X X X X * X M
Lysimachia Creeping Jenny 3-9 X X X * X X X X X M-F
Mazus reptans Mazus 4-9 X X * X X X M-F
Nepeta x faasenii Catmint 3*-9* X X X X X X X X X X X F
Ophiopogon Mondo/Monkey Grass 5/6-10 X X X X X X X * * S-M
Pachysandra Japanese Spurge 4-9 X X X X X X * X S-M
Parthenocissus Woodbine, Boston Ivy 3-9 X X X X X X F
Phlox Phlox 2-9 X X X X X X X X X X M
Rubus Creeping Raspberry 6-10 X X X X X X M-F
Rudbeckia Black Eyed Susan 3-10 X X X X X X M-F
Sedum Stonecrop 3-11 X * * X X * X * M-F
Thymus Creeping Thyme 4-9 X X X X X X X X X S-M
Trachelospermum Asiatic Jasmine 7-10 X X X X X X X X X X F
Verbena Verbena 6-10 X X X X X X X X X M
Veronica Veronica 4-9 X X X X X X M-F
Vinca major Large Leaf Periwinkle 6-11 X X X X X X * X X F
Vinca minor Periwinkle 4-9 X X X X X X * X X F
Botanical Name Common Name Zone FS SS SH EV PF EC PS DT CL NA ST MT LB FR VA DR FT GR

* = varies by cultivar or zone, check individual product descriptions.
** = prefers some shade in zone 7 and up. [lookup your zone].
Growth rates: S = slow, S-M = slow to moderate, M = moderate, M-F = moderate to fast, F = fast
(growth rates for a species may vary by cultivar, check product descriptions for specific growth rates)