Groundcovers that Thrive in Full Sun
(with photographs)


See photographs comparing average sizes of some bare roots and potted plants
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Liriope spicata {25 Bare Root plants}
$46.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($1.87 per plant)
Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
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Liriope spicata {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$133.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.47 per plant)
Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
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Liriope muscari 'Ingwersen' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
Lavish lilac flower clusters stand erect and abundant amidst this lush emerald evergreen groundcover with one of the showiest displays of all liriopes. Performs best in part-full shade. 12-15" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' {25 Bare Root plants}
$64.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.57 per plant)
Regal emerald blades of evergreen foliage arch gracefully with amethyst flower spikes. Elegant specimen for border/edge plantings. 12-15" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' {50 Bare Root plants}
$78.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.57 per plant)
Regal emerald blades of evergreen foliage arch gracefully with amethyst flower spikes. Elegant specimen for border/edge plantings. 12-15" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {25 Bare Root plants}
$46.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($1.87 per plant)
Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
In stock.
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
Tall, thin and vivid evergreen grass-like foliage and slim spikes of lavender to periwinkle toned hyacinth-like blooms, followed by ebony-blue berries. 12-15" tall, spreads moderately fast.
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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$149.58 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.77 per plant)
(Dwarf Mondo/Monkey Grass) Great foot-tolerant, no-mow turf substitute choice. A low-growing, dense and lush evergreen ground cover with dark green grass-like clumps of leaf blades that will thrive in sun or shade. 2-3" tall.
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Ophiopogon japonicus {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$133.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.47 per plant)
(Mondo/Monkey Grass) Evergreen grasslike clumps or mounds with leathery pond-green 1/8" leaf blades dotted by tiny light lilac to white flowers in summer and bright blue berries in fall. Mature height 6-10".
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Ophiopogon japonicus {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
(Mondo/Monkey Grass) Evergreen grasslike clumps or mounds with leathery pond-green 1/8" leaf blades dotted by tiny light lilac to white flowers in summer and bright blue berries in fall. Mature height 6-10".
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Liriope muscari 'Variegata' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$160.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.97 per plant)
Profuse lilac clusters of blooms on a handsome, evergreen clump-forming groundcover with vibrant white to creamy yellow and green variegated foliage that arches gracefully. 12-16" tall.
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Liriope spicata {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$133.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.47 per plant)
Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Silver Midget' {25 Bare Root plants}
$56.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.27 per plant)
A lower-growing, lush evergreen groundcover with white/yellow and jade variegated foliage and light lavender flower spikes. Performs well in full sun and partial or full shade. 10-12" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Silver Midget' {50 Bare Root plants}
$68.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.37 per plant)
A lower-growing, lush evergreen groundcover with white/yellow and jade variegated foliage and light lavender flower spikes. Performs well in full sun and partial or full shade. 10-12" tall.
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Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
(Purple Wintercreeper) Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
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Liriope muscari 'Variegata' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$95.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.97 per plant)
Profuse lilac clusters of blooms on a handsome, evergreen clump-forming groundcover with vibrant white to creamy yellow and green variegated foliage that arches gracefully. 12-16" tall.
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Vinca minor 'Traditional' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$149.58 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.77 per plant)
(Common/Creeping Periwinkle/Myrtle) True garden standard. Evergreen trailing vine with glossy emerald leaves forming thick coverage and profuse perwinkle flowers in spring, with occasional blooms to frost. 4-6" tall.
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Liriope spicata {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
Pale lavender to white flower spikes bloom in late summer amidst dense arching, evergreen (in southern zones) mat-forming tufts of narrow grassy foliage, 12-15" tall.
In stock.
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
(Dwarf Mondo/Monkey Grass) Great foot-tolerant, no-mow turf substitute choice. A low-growing, dense and lush evergreen ground cover with dark green grass-like clumps of leaf blades that will thrive in sun or shade. 2-3" tall.
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Vinca minor 'Traditional' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
(Common/Creeping Periwinkle/Myrtle) True garden standard. Evergreen trailing vine with glossy emerald leaves forming thick coverage and profuse perwinkle flowers in spring, with occasional blooms to frost. 4-6" tall.
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Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$85.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.57 per plant)
(Purple Wintercreeper) Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
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Liriope muscari 'Majestic' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$136.08 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($5.67 per plant)
Ample amethyst flowers form on spikes above cascading blades of evergreen emerald blades of foliage on this clump-forming perennial. 12-15" tall.
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Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus' {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$133.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.47 per plant)
(Purple Wintercreeper) Incredible emerald (spring, summer) evergreen trailing vine that turns burgundy in fall. Rapid spreading, it tolerates most conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
Regal emerald blades of evergreen foliage arch gracefully with amethyst flower spikes. Elegant specimen for border/edge plantings. 12-15" tall.
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Liriope m. 'Emerald Goddess' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$109.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.57 per plant)
Lilac clusters of blooms on a tough and disease-resistant, evergreen clump-forming groundcover that arches gracefully. 18-24" tall.
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Ophiopogon japonicus {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$85.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.57 per plant)
(Mondo/Monkey Grass) Evergreen grasslike clumps or mounds with leathery pond-green 1/8" leaf blades dotted by tiny light lilac to white flowers in summer and bright blue berries in fall. Mature height 6-10".
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Trachelospermum asiaticum {24 Pots - 3 1/4 in.}
$85.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.57 per plant)
(Asiatic Jasmine) Evergreen trailing vine forms a dense mat that carpets or climbs. Great for erosion/weed control. Tolerates harsh urban environment. 6-12" tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Gold Band' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$162.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($6.77 per plant)
Lovely gold band borders broad 3/4" arching jade foliage more vivid than other variagted forms. Rich purple flowers followed by eggplant berries. 12-18" tall.
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Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' {25 Bare Root plants}
$54.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.17 per plant)
Slightly fragrant sunny golden 2 1/2" blooms begin in early summer on this compact (8-12") daylily with dense foliage and an abundance of reblooming flowers. A more compact semi-evergreen (in southern zones) daylily.
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Trachelospermum asiaticum {54 Pots - 2 1/2 in.}
$133.38 for 1 pack of 54 plants ($2.47 per plant)
(Asiatic Jasmine) Evergreen trailing vine forms a dense mat that carpets or climbs. Great for erosion/weed control. Tolerates harsh urban environment. 6-12" tall.
In stock.
Trachelospermum asiaticum {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
(Asiatic Jasmine) Evergreen trailing vine forms a dense mat that carpets or climbs. Great for erosion/weed control. Tolerates harsh urban environment. 6-12" tall.
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Carex flacca (Carex glauca) {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$167.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($6.97 per plant)
(Blue Sedge) A striking silver-blue Carnation-like mounding grass that undulates in the breeze. 6-10" tall.
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Hemerocallis 'Orange' {25 Bare Root plants}
$49.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($1.97 per plant)
(Fulva) The native daylily is famous for colorful clementine-orange blossoms with a burgundy/yellow throat on 28-32" foliage. Tolerates most soil conditions. A hardy garden staple.
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Hemerocallis 'Ruby Stella' {25 Bare Root plants}
$149.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($5.97 per plant)
Crimson version of Stella de Oro, this ravishing daylily offers 3" wine blooms bleeding into a green-yellow streaked throat. Begins flowering in June and reblooms persistantly until first frost, 14-20" tall.
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Dryopteris ludoviciana {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$143.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($5.97 per plant)
(Southern/Florida Shield/Wood Fern, Florida Shield Fern) The tall, upright growth habit and shiny/leathery dark green fronds make a striking specimen. Evergreen in southern climates, the fronds are 30-48" tall and 12" wide.
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Liriope muscari 'John Burch' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$136.08 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($5.67 per plant)
A cascade of arching, lush green variegated foliage edged in gold. Lavender blossoms resemble grape-hyacinths add color and interest. 12-15" tall.
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Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana' {24 Pots - 3 1/4 in.}
$90.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($3.77 per plant)
(Dwarf Mondo/Monkey Grass) Great foot-tolerant, no-mow turf substitute choice. A low-growing, dense and lush evergreen ground cover with dark green grass-like clumps of leaf blades that will thrive in sun or shade. 2-3" tall.
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Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$109.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.57 per plant)
(Black Eyed Susan) A classic perennial, bright golden yellow blooms with a deep ebony center cone. The "gold storm" blankets the tops of 18-30" tall plants from mid-July to October.
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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$143.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($5.97 per plant)
(Wogon, Golden Variegated Japanese Sweetflag) Chartreuse blades of rush-like grass cascade in 12-18" clumps on this groundcover. Evergreen in southern zones. Lemony flowers give way to ruby berries. 6-12" tall.
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Dennstaedtia punctilobula {10 Bare Root plants}
$45.70 for 1 pack of 10 plants ($4.57 per plant)
(Hay-Scented Fern) People love this fern because it dramatically brightens shade gardens with vibrant chartreuse, medium sized foliage that emits the unique scent of fresh-cut hay when rubbed or crushed slightly. 2' tall.
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Fanal' {10 Bare Root plants}
$49.70 for 1 pack of 10 plants ($4.97 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goats beard) Ravishing ruby blossoms appear like flames on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Dennstaedtia punctilobula {25 Bare Root plants}
$74.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.97 per plant)
(Hay-Scented Fern) People love this fern because it dramatically brightens shade gardens with vibrant chartreuse, medium sized foliage that emits the unique scent of fresh-cut hay when rubbed or crushed slightly. 2' tall.
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Liriope muscari 'Densiflora' {25 Bare Root plants}
$74.25 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.97 per plant)
Lush, clumping coverage of deep emerald leaf blades with a showy lavender flower spike like miniature grape hyacinths. Easy to grow, tolerates drought and some salt. 18-22" tall.
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Vinca major 'Green' {50 Bare Root plants}
$78.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.57 per plant)
(Big Leaf Periwinkle) Hardy and graceful, this deep evergreen trailing vine is dotted in blue-lilac flowers in early spring. Spreads quickly once established, fairly drought resistant. Mature prostrate height 8-18".
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Fanal' {25 Bare Root plants}
$96.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($3.87 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goats beard) Ravishing ruby blossoms appear like flames on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Liriope muscari 'Densiflora' {50 Bare Root plants}
$98.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.97 per plant)
Lush, clumping coverage of deep emerald leaf blades with a showy lavender flower spike like miniature grape hyacinths. Easy to grow, tolerates drought and some salt. 18-22" tall.
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Ficus pumila {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$109.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.57 per plant)
(repens, Climbing Fig Vine/Ivy/Rubber Plant) A beautiful, waxy green-leaved, fast and easily grown evergreen woody vine beloved in warm climates. Will climb 20 feet or more, mature prostrate height 1/2 to 1 1/2".
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Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$102.48 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.27 per plant)
Slightly fragrant sunny golden 2 1/2" blooms begin in early summer on this compact (8-12") daylily with dense foliage and an abundance of reblooming flowers. A more compact semi-evergreen (in southern zones) daylily.
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Gladstone' {10 Bare Root plants}
$49.70 for 1 pack of 10 plants ($4.97 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goatsbeard) Waves of white blossoms appear like cloudy feathers on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Rheinland' {10 Bare Root plants}
$49.70 for 1 pack of 10 plants ($4.97 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goats Beard) Show-stopping feathery fuchsia blossoms appear like cotton candy on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Euonymus fortunei 'Acutus' {50 Bare Root plants}
$53.50 for 1 pack of 50 plants ($1.07 per plant)
(Wintercreeper, Radicans, Chinensis) A hardy deep emerald, leathery evergreen trailing vine that covers quickly and thoroughly. Tolerates most environmental conditions, including poor soils and drought. Mature height 6-12".
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Gladstone' {25 Bare Root plants}
$96.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($3.87 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goatsbeard) Waves of white blossoms appear like cloudy feathers on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Astilbe × arendsii 'Rheinland' {25 Bare Root plants}
$96.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($3.87 per plant)
(False Spirea, False Goats Beard) Show-stopping feathery fuchsia blossoms appear like cotton candy on flower spikes (May-July) amidst vibrant saw-toothed foliage. Grows in shade, 18-24".
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Parthenocissus quinquefolia {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$136.08 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($5.67 per plant)
(Virginia Creeper, Woodbine) Outstanding blazing red fall color and aloe-green foliage in summer, this woody vine densely covers ground or walls (climbs up to 100'). Quick, indefinite spreader. Mature prostrate height 6-8".
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Hemerocallis 'Hyperion' {25 Bare Root plants}
$81.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($3.27 per plant)
A swift-spreading, sweet-scented reblooming daylily with saucer-sized, sensational yellow blooms (6 1/2") that perch on vivid, lush green 36-42" foliage.
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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$119.28 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.97 per plant)
(Dwarf Chinese Plumbago, Leadwort) A cacophony of color, this shade-shifting semi-evergreen foliage begins burgundy, turns to green, and becomes red-tinged in autumn. Clusters of periwinkle blossoms from mid-summer to fall.
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Iris sibirica 'Caesar's Brother' {25 Bare Root plants}
$66.75 for 1 pack of 25 plants ($2.67 per plant)
Profuse, elegant royal purple flowers with white and yellow velvety throats and black veining on tall flower stalks above a low mound of vibrant green foliage. 36-42" tall.
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Phlox subulata 'Drummond's Pink' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
$109.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.57 per plant)
An evergreen, low-growing, cascading carpet-like spreader with a mossy appearance covered in a fusion of fuchsia blooms for 2-4 weeks in late-spring to early summer. Wonderful for erosion control. 4-6" tall.
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