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Pachysandra Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra or Japanese Spurge is considered one of the toughest groundcovers once it's established. From drought conditions to kids and pets running across it, this sturdy groundcover can handle most anything. Plant in early spring or fall so, it has time to establish before hot or cold weather sets in. This plant works well in helping to control erosion in many areas, and is largely used by landscapers for this reason. Hardy in Zones 4-7. Plant in dappled sun or shade. If planting in a sunny location, this plant will require more water until it has become established. Japanese spurge also makes a nice addition to a mixed planter on a deck or patio.

Vinca Major Variegated

Vinca Major is an evergreen perennial with a broad leaf. Vinca major is classified as a ground cover but, works well in mixed planters or hanging baskets. Produces bluish-lavender flowers in the spring and summer months. Prefers part sun to full shade likes moist soil but, can also be fairly drought tolerant. Vinca can be somewhat invasive but, you can control this by cutting back runners. Hardy zones 4-8.

Dichondra 'Silver Falls'

Dichondra 'Silver Falls' works well as a ground cover in a hanging basket also looks great hanging over any type of retaining wall for added color. Works best in full sun but, will tolerate light shade. Hardy to zone 10. Silver Falls will add a nice color contrast to any landscape, with its leaves having a slight metallic look. Blooms in spring with small white flowers.

New! California Ivy

New to Creekside is the California Ivy! It is a climbing plant that can be cultivated indoors as well as outdoors. It thrives in many different climates and features beautiful green leaves. Although this ivy will only get to about 12 inches tall at maturity, it can spread out more than 6 feet! This beautiful groundcover is perfect for containers and is hardy from zones 6-10.

Elfin Thyme

Elfin Thyme is a low growing 1-2” tall perennial with a dense mounding habit. It is drought and heat tolerant and also deer and rabbit resistant. This plant can be used for substitute grassy lawns and handles foot traffic well. Works great for fairy gardens since it stays small. May also be used for cooking, but with its small size, it is hard to harvest.