Ajuga

Ajuga

  Ajuga,  or Carpet bugleweed is a low growing evergreen perennial 6-10 in. tall which forms a dense mat-like groundcover as it spreads. Ajuga grows rapidly even in poor, heavy soils. It should be divided every 2-3 years to reduce crowding and the chance of...

Sword Fern

Sword Fern

Sword Fern, or Wild Boston fern has erect fronds up to 3' long and 6" wide in tufted clusters arising from underground stems called rhizomes. Culture Light:Partial shade to shady outdoors and bright, filtered light indoors. Moisture: Sword fern likes a moist but not...

Parsoni Juniper

Parsoni Juniper

Parson's juniper is a ground hugging evergreen conifer with flat, feathery branches and both scaly and needlelike leaves. The foliage is bluish-green and has a soft texture. Single specimens grow in a domelike mound up 2-3 ft. tall with a spread of 4-10 ft. Tolerates...

Procumbens Juniper

Procumbens Juniper

The Procumbens Nana Juniper is known for its drought tolerance. Procumbens Nana Juniper has dense blue-green foliage with a hint of silvery-gray so it’s sure to stand out in the garden thanks to this unusual hue. It will not get lost among all your green leafed plants...

Purple Queen

Purple Queen

Purple Queen, or Purple Heart,  is a long-jointed sprawling groundcover plant with succulent stems and pointed leaves. The leaves are about 1 in wide and 3-5 in long. The stems and upper surfaces of the leaves are a deep royal purple that becomes suffused with a faint...

Perennial Peanut

Perennial Peanut

Perennial peanut has recently shown promise as an ornamental groundcover due to its high resistance to drought, nematodes, and pathogens and its minimal fertilizer needs. Perennial peanut grows best in full sun and when days are long, hot, and humid. Perennial peanut...

Oyster Plant

Oyster Plant

Oysterplant is a rather succulent herb with a dense cluster of sturdy 6-12 in. long sword-shaped leaves arising from a trunklike stem up to 8 in. tall. The leaves are a dark teal-tinged forest green on top and vivid violet underneath. The small white three-petaled...

Mondo Grass

Mondo Grass

Mondo grass is an evergreen perennial that is actually a member of the lily family despite its appearance and common name. Depending on variety, the slender leaves grow 2-12 in. With age the clumps will merge to form a soft dense carpet of foliage. In summer small...

Leatherleaf Fern

Leatherleaf Fern

Deep green, leathery fronds are perfect in informal gardens or as filler for shady beds. Cut foliage adds attractive texture to floral arrangements. Effective as a groundcover and great in hanging baskets. Evergreen. USDA ZONE:  9 - 11 Needs regular watering - weekly,...

Holly Fern

Holly Fern

Japanese holly fern is an upright fern that forms a rounded mound up to 2 ft  high and 3 ft  wide. It sports glossy, very dark green fronds on slender, arching stems. Spores, light green when young and dark at maturity, adhere to the backs of specialized fronds....

Mexican Heather

Mexican Heather

Mexican false heather is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes including compact form and fine textured foliage. Growing to a maximum height of about 24 in, false heather grows to form flat topped mounds 18-36 in. in diameter. The plant's...

Foxtail Fern

Foxtail Fern

In USDA Zones 9 though 11 the Foxtail fern is often grown as a ground cover. It grows to a height of about 2 feet, and blooms in mid summer. The white blooms are rather inconspicuous, and the plant is grown primarily for its handsome foliage. Exposure: Part Sun Water...

English Ivy

English Ivy

English ivy is considered by everybody - except taxonomists - to be a clinging vine with aerial rootlets to anchor it! There are many leaf forms, most of which have 3 to 5 lobes. Leaves may be widely different shades of green or have striking yellow or white...

Daylily

Daylily

Daylilies are clump forming perennials with arching, grasslike or straplike leaves 10-40 in (25-102 cm) long, depending on the cultivar. A leafless stalk, called a scape, extends above the leaves and bears the flowers. Most scapes have two or more branches, each with...

Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig

This aggressive but beautiful evergreen vine is a relative of the edible fig,  but bears little resemblance to it's close cousin. Creeping fig is an enthusiastic climber able to scramble up vertical surfaces 3 and 4 stories tall with the aid of a powerful adhesive....

Coontie Palm

Coontie Palm

Coontie is a small palmlike perennial plant that grows to a height of about 3 ft (0.9 m). Coontie forms a colony of suckers that slowly grow into mounds 5-6 ft (1.5-2.1 m) wide. Its evergreen leaves are fine in texture and resemble those of a fern. Zamia pumila...

Bulbine

Bulbine

This South African native is a perfect perennial for Florida since it tolerates hot temperatures, dry and sandy soils, and blooms throughout the warm months. Bulbine has become a popular plant in Florida because it is drought tolerant, grows well in poor soils, and...

Blue Pacific Juniper

Blue Pacific Juniper

Juniper is a dense, ground hugging conifer with aromatic gray green or blue green needlelike leaves about a half inch long and borne in fascicles of three The needles are soft but sharp-tipped. The whole plant has a soft, feathery look to it. 'Blue Pacifica', perhaps...

Blue Daze

Blue Daze

Evolvulus, or blue daze, is an evergreen subshrub that grows in a low, spreading mound, up to 2-3 ft. ) in diameter, but no more than 1 ft.  tall. The stems become woody as they age. Leaves and stems are densely downy, covered with a light gray fuzz Evolvulus blooms...

Algerian Ivy

Algerian Ivy

Algerian ivy (also known as Canary Island ivy and North African ivy) is a clinging vine closely related to English ivy (Hedera helix) .  Algerian ivy has distinctive red leaf stems and large, luxuriant, alternate leaves Its beautiful thick, leathery foliage seems a...

Agapanthus

Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or African lily, grows as an ever expanding clump of evergreen strap shaped leaves around 12 in. or a little more in length. The dark blue flowers are trumpet shaped, 1-2 in. wide, and borne in rounded umbels containing as many as 30 blossoms. These flower...