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Ground Covers for the Midwest

Editor's note
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Ground coversNorth Central Regional Publication
Originally published by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this publication has been adapted for regional distribution

This publication provides information to identify, select and care for more than 100 ground covers. Most of the text contains individual listings that include common and botanical name, physical descriptions, illustrations, care required and ideal locations for each ground cover. A 16-page, full-color layout also shows how several groundcovers will look when used in landscapes.

The introduction contains a mini-manual for everything from

  • Selecting
  • Caring for
  • Mulching
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning
  • Wintering
  • Propagating.

A map divides the United States into zones for quick reference to check climate compatibility for various covers.

A glossary defines important botanical terms related to ground covers. The main text is referenced as well.

Keywords

  • Adriatic bellflower (Campanula elatines var. garganica)
  • Allegany pachysandra (Pachysandra procumbens)
  • Allegany spurge
  • Alpine epimedium (Epimedium alpinum)
  • Alpine rockcress (Arabis alpina)
  • Andorra creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa')
  • Angel's-eye
  • Arcadia savin juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Arcadia')
  • Arnold dwarf forsythia (Forsythia 'Arnold Dwarf')
  • Ashweed
  • Assumption lily
  • August lily
  • Baby wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Minima')
  • Baby's slippers
  • Bacon and eggs
  • Bar Harbor creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor')
  • Barren myrtle
  • Barren strawberry (Waldsteinia fragariodes and Waldsteinia ternata)
  • Barrenwort
  • Bear's grape
  • Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • Bearberry cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri)
  • Bethlehem sage
  • Big blue lilyturf
  • Bigleaf wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei var. vegeta)
  • Bilberry
  • Bird's-eye
  • Birdsfoot deervetch
  • Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
  • Bishop's hat
  • Bishop's weed
  • Bloodred geranium (Geranium sanguineum)
  • Bloody cranesbill
  • Blue cowslip (Pulmonaria angustifolia)
  • Blue fescue (Festuca ovina var. glauca)
  • Blue leadwort
  • Blue oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens)
  • Blue plantain-lily (Hosta ventricosa)
  • Blue rug creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii')
  • Blue Wilton creeping juniper
  • Blue-leaved plantain-lily
  • Blunt plantain-lily (Hosta decorata)
  • Broadmoor savin juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Broadmoor')
  • Bronx greenstem forsythia (Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis')
  • Brown daylily
  • Buckbrush
  • Bugle
  • Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
  • Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
  • Bunchberry dogwood
  • Butter daisy
  • Canada snakeroot
  • Canadian juniper (Juniperus communis var. depressa)
  • Canby pachistima
  • Canby paxistima (Paxistima canbyi)
  • Canby's pachistima
  • Canby's paxistima
  • Carpet bugle
  • Cascade mahonia (Mahonia nervosa)
  • Catmint (Nepeta x faassenii)
  • Caucasus geranium
  • Chamaedrys germander
  • Chenault coralberry (Symphoricarpos x chenaultii)
  • Chinese leadwort
  • Cliff-green
  • Clump verbena
  • Cobweb houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum)
  • Common houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum)
  • Common lady's-mantle
  • Common periwinkle (Vinca minor)
  • Common speedwell (Veronica officinalis)
  • Common wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei var. radicans)
  • Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
  • Compact andorra creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta')
  • Coralberry
  • Corn daylily
  • Corsican pearlwort (Sagina subulata)
  • Crackerberry
  • Cranesbill
  • Creashak
  • Creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens)
  • Creeping charlie
  • Creeping cotoneaster (Cotoneaster adpressus)
  • Creeping crowfoot
  • Creeping dogwood
  • Creeping jenny
  • Creeping lilyturf
  • Creeping mahonia (Mahonia repens)
  • Creeping myrtle
  • Creeping phlox (Phlox stolonifera)
  • Creeping phlox
  • Creeping sedum
  • Creeping speedwell (Veronica repens)
  • Creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
  • Creeping vervain
  • Creeping willow (Salix repens)
  • Crisped stephanandra
  • Crownvetch (Coronilla varia)
  • Custard lily
  • Dalmatian bellflower
  • Daylily (Hemerocallis species)
  • Deciduous
  • Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris)
  • Drug speedwell
  • Dry strawberry
  • Dwarf Alps honeysuckle (Lonicera alpigenan 'Nana')
  • Dwarf anchusa
  • Dwarf Arctic willow (Salix purpurea 'Nana')
  • Dwarf bloodred geranium (Geranium sanguineum var. prostratum)
  • Dwarf blue-leaved Arctic willow
  • Dwarf cornel
  • Dwarf corneliancherry dogwood (Cornus mas 'Nana')
  • Dwarf cutleaf Stephanandra (Stephanandra incisa 'Crispa')
  • Dwarf fleeceflower
  • Dwarf gray willow (Salix tristis)
  • Dwarf japgarden juniper (Juniperus chinensis var. procumbens 'Nana')
  • Dwarf lace plant
  • Dwarf periwinkle
  • Dwarf polygonum
  • Dwarf prairie willow
  • Dwarf purple osier willow
  • Dwarf pussy willow
  • Early cotoneaster (Cotoneaster adpressus var. praecox)
  • Edging candytuft
  • Endres cranesbill (Geranium endressii)
  • English ivy (Hedera helix)
  • Epimedium (Epimedium species)
  • European evergreen ginger (Asarum europaeum)
  • Evergreen candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
  • Evergreen
  • Everlasting pea
  • False strawberry
  • Fishbone cotoneaster
  • Flowering moss
  • Fortune's plantain-lily (Hosta fortunei)
  • Fragrant plantain-lily (Hosta plantaginea)
  • Fulvous daylily
  • Funkia
  • Gardener's garters
  • Geranium (Geranium species)
  • Germander (Teucrium chamaedrys)
  • Germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
  • Gold-dust
  • Golden carpet
  • Golden dead nettle
  • Golden moss
  • Golden moss sandwort (Arenaria verna 'Aurea')
  • Goldmoss sedum (Sedum acre)
  • Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria)
  • Gray cranesbill (Geranium cinereum)
  • Gro-low fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatic 'Gro-Low')
  • Ground ash
  • Ground broom (Cytisus procumbens)
  • Ground elder
  • Ground honeysuckle
  • Ground pink
  • Gypsyweed
  • Hall's honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica 'Halliana')
  • Hancock chenault coralberry (Symphoricarpos x chenaultii 'Hancock')
  • Hardy forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla)
  • Hardy plants
  • Harebell speedwell
  • Heartleaf brunnera
  • Hen-and-chickens
  • Henry honeysuckle (Lonicera henryi)
  • Herb Gerard
  • Herbaceous ground covers
  • Herbaceous
  • Herringbone cotoneaster
  • Hexagon stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare)
  • Himalayan fleeceflower (Polygonum affine)
  • Hog cranberry
  • Homestead lily
  • Hosta (Hosta species)
  • Houseleek (Sempervivum species)
  • Hybrid daylilies (Hemerocallis hybrids)
  • Iberian cranesbill (Geranium ibericum)
  • Ice plant
  • Indian currant
  • Indian strawberry
  • Indiancurrant coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus)
  • Irish moss
  • Japanese knotweed
  • Japanese pachysandra (Pachysandra terminalis)
  • Japanese pachysandra
  • Japanese plantain-lily
  • Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)
  • Japgarden juniper (Juiniperus chinensis var. procumbens)
  • Jenny stonecrop (Sedum reflexum)
  • Jerusalem cowslip (Pulmonaria officinalis)
  • Jerusalem sage
  • Kamchatka sedum (Sedum kamtschaticum)
  • Kelsey red-oiser dogwood (Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi')
  • Kew wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis')
  • Kinnikinick
  • Lady's-mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
  • Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
  • Lemon daylily (Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus)
  • Lemon lily
  • Lesser periwinkle
  • Lilac cranesbill (Geranium himalayense)
  • Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Lilyturf (Liriope spicata)
  • Liriope
  • Live-forever
  • Long-spur epimedium (Epimedium grandiflorum)
  • Longwood wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Longwood')
  • Love-entangle
  • Low Japanese fleeceflower (Polygonum cuspidatum var. compactum)
  • Lungwort (Pulmonaria saccharata)
  • Lungwort
  • Mauve catmint
  • Meadowsweet
  • Mealberry
  • Midland vervain
  • Milfoil
  • Mock strawberry (Duchesnea indica)
  • Mondo grass (Liriope muscari)
  • Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
  • Moss phlox
  • Moss pink (Phlox subulata)
  • Moss sandwort (Arenaria verna)
  • Mossy stonecrop
  • Mother-of-thyme
  • Mottled wild ginger (Asarum shuttleworthii)
  • Mountain box
  • Mountain pachysandra
  • Mountain pink
  • Mountain spurge
  • Mountain-lover
  • Myrtle
  • Narrow-leaved plantain-lily (Hosta lancifolia)
  • Old-man-and-woman
  • Oldfield juniper
  • Orange daylily
  • Orange stonecrop
  • Orpine
  • Pachistima
  • Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens)
  • Paxistima
  • Perennial candyturf
  • Perennial pea (Lathyrus latifolius)
  • Perennial pea vine
  • Persian catmint
  • Persian epimedium (Epimedium pinnatum)
  • Persian ground-ivy
  • Perwinkle
  • Plantain-lily
  • Plumbago
  • Plumed cotoneaster
  • Poscharsky bellflower
  • Potentilla verna (Potentilla tabernaemontani)
  • Prairie willow
  • Prostrate broom (Cytisus decumbens)
  • Prostrate juniper
  • Prostrate singleseed juniper (Juniperus squamata 'Prostrata')
  • Puddingberry
  • Purpleleaf wintercreeper (Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata')
  • Quinceberry
  • Rat-stripper
  • Red alpine epimedium
  • Red bearberry
  • Red epimedium (Epimedium x rubrum)
  • Reynoutria fleeceflower
  • Ribbon grass (Phalaris arundinacea var. picta)
  • Rock cotoneaster
  • Rock soapwort (Saponaria ocymoides)
  • Rock speedwell (Veronica Prostrata)
  • Rockcress (Arabis caucasica)
  • Rockspray cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)
  • Rose verbena (Verbena canadensis)
  • Rose vervain
  • Running myrtle
  • Russian barren strawberry (Waldsteinia geoides)
  • Sage willow
  • San Jose Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis 'San Jose')
  • Sandberry
  • Sargent's Chinese juniper (Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii)
  • Sedum (Sedum species)
  • Seersucker plantain-lily (Hosta sieboldii)
  • Serbian bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana)
  • Shiny-leaf ginger
  • Shore juniper (Juniperus conferta)
  • Showy stonecrop (Sedum spectabile)
  • Siberain bugloss
  • Siberian forget-me-not
  • Siebold plantain-lily (Hosta sieboldiana)
  • Silver frosted dead nettle
  • Silver nettle vine
  • Silveredge bishop's weed
  • Silveredge goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum')
  • Sitfast
  • Skandia savin juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Skandia')
  • Skogsholm bearberry cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri 'Skogsholmen')
  • Small periwinkle
  • Small-leaved euonymus (Euonymus fortunei var. acuta)
  • Snakeweed (Polygonum bistorta)
  • Snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
  • Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus)
  • Speedwell (Veronica species)
  • Spiderweb houseleek
  • Spotted dead nettle (Lamium maculatum)
  • Spring cinquefoil
  • Stonecrop
  • Stringy stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum)
  • Sweet pea
  • Sweet woodroof
  • Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)
  • Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
  • Tall cluster plantain-lily
  • Tamarisk juniper (Juniperus sabina 'Tamariscifolia')
  • Tawny daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
  • Threetoothed cinquefoil
  • Trailing phlox (Phlox nivalis)
  • Trailing phlox (Phlox x procumbens)
  • Trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
  • Turkeyberry
  • Two-row stonecrop (Sedum spurium)
  • Wall cress
  • Wall rockcress
  • Wallpepper
  • Waukegan creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Douglassii')
  • Wavy-leaved plantain-lily (Hosta undulata)
  • Waxberry
  • White stonecrop (Sedum album)
  • Whiterim plantain-lily (Hosta crispula)
  • Whiterim plantain-lily
  • Wild ginger (Asarum canadense)
  • Wilton carpet creeping juniper
  • Wilton's creeping juniper
  • Wineleaf Ccinquefoil (Potentilla tridentata)
  • Woodruff
  • Woody ground covers
  • Woolly speedwell (Veronica incana)
  • Woolly yarrow (Achillea tomentosa)
  • Wooly-mother-of-thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosis)
  • Worm-grass
  • Yellow archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Variegatum')
  • Yellow daylily
  • Yellow gowan
  • Yellow stonecrop
  • Yellow strawberry
  • Yellownet honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica 'Aureo-reticulata')
  • Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima)
  • Youngstown compact creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Plumosa Compacta Youngstownii')

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