Ground Cover

Ajuga, Black Scallop

4-6″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Blue flowers in spring time.  Dark burgundy-black foliage.  Prefers partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Burgundy Glow

4-6″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Bluish flowers in spring time.  Burgundy foliage with some green mixed in.  Partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Catlin’s Giant

10″ high by 2-3′ wide.  Purplish flowers in spring.  Partial sun to shade.  Greenish-burgundy foliage.

Ajuga, Chocolate Chip

4-6″ high by 1-2′ wide.  New growth has a chocolate-bronze color to it.  Bluish-purple flowers.  Partial sun to shade.

Ajuga, Dixie Chip

4-6″ high by 1-2′ wide.  Bluish-purple flowers in late spring. Green, cream, rose variegated foliage.  Full sun to shade.

Ceratostigma, Plumbago

1′ high by 2-3′ wide.  Ground cover that tolerates sun to shade.  Blue flowers with a reddish fall color.

Dianthus, Arctic Fire

.5′ high by 1-1.5′ wide. White outside and pink inside flowers. Does well in partial sun.

Dianthus, Brilliant

.5′ high by 1-1.5′ wide.  Crimson flowers in summer. Full sun.

Dianthus, Firewitch

.5′ high by .5-1′ wide.  Bright pink flowers in summer.  Dry to moderate soil moisture.

Dianthus, Frosty Fire

.5′ high by 1′ wide.  Bright red flowers in summer with silvery-green foliage.

Dianthus, Spangled Star

.5′ high by 1-2′ wide.  Red flowers with pink spots on the pedals.

Dianthus, Zing Rose

.5′ high by 1′ wide.  Red-rose flowers in summer.

Euonymus, Purpleleaf Wintercreeper

.5-1′ high by 5′ wide.  Low growing plant that can climb up objects.  Green foliage in summer to a purple color in fall.  Full sun to part shade.

Golden Moneywort A.K.A Creeping Jenny

Golden Moneywort will grow to around 4-5 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches plus. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense as it hugs the ground. It grows very quickly, and under ideal conditions can become invasive if left unchecked for an extended period of time.  This perennial colors best in full sun but potentially can bleach out during the hottest times of summer in the Midwest.  Moneywort does well in partial shade and adds color to those shaded areas of the landscape as well.  It prefers average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It’s not particular with regard to soil type or pH.  It’s available in green and gold.

Lamium, White Nancy

.5′ high by 2′ wide.  White leaves with dark green margins.  White flowers.  Plant in part shade.