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Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

…late summer, Sedum spurium ‘Coccineum’ is smothered in clusters of hot pink, star-shaped flowers forming blankets of colour which provide useful groundcover in dry sunny spots on poor soil. The flowers are highly attractive to pollinating insects. Height: 10cm (4in). Spread: 50cm (20in).  More Info

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Geranium 'Hardy Blues'

…an infinite combination of splashes of colour in between. This marvellous mix of perennial geraniums will grow almost anywhere. Perfect for groundcover or filling gaps in borders. Comprises varieties in three different colours - blue, white and blue/white bi-colour. Height and spread: 45cm (18).…  More Info

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Campanula poscharskyana

…mat of lax stems that are smothered in violet blue, star shaped flowers late spring to August. This low growing hardy perennial has a spreading habit that makes superb groundcover in rockeries and gravel gardens, or spilling over low walls. Once established, this robust little Campanula will…  More Info

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Verbascum 'Dark Eyes'

…compact, dwarf variety, rising to just 30cm (12) tall. Its coarse green foliage forms a dense clump, creating excellent groundcover when they are planted in close groups. This hardy perennial is perfect for cottage gardens and Mediterranean planting schemes, and also works nicely as a cut flower.…  More Info

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Arachniodes aristata 'Variegata'

…with a lime-green stripe along the midrib. Planted in groups it makes beautiful groundcover for shady spots, associating well with other shade-loving perennials such as hostas and Carex ‘Ice Dance’. Hardy in sheltered, well-drained sites in mild parts of the UK, it may benefit from a…  More Info

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Hellebore Double Pink

…to welcome the spring. Hellebore ‘Double Pink’ is an elegant hardy perennial, braving the cold weather in late winter and early spring with its dusky pink blooms. Leathery, evergreen foliage forms good groundcover when Hellebores are grown in large colonies. Ideal for planting in the…  More Info

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Veronica 'Inspire Blue'

This easy and versatile Veronica makes superb groundcover or leave it to spill over border edges and create that ‘cottage garden’ look. Veronica ‘Inspire Blue’ produces elegant spires densely clustered with star-shaped, deep blue flowers above spreading mats of lance-shaped…  More Info

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Veronica 'Inspire Pink'

This easy and versatile Veronica makes superb groundcover or leave it to spill over border edges and create that ‘cottage garden’ look. Veronica ‘Inspire Pink’ produces elegant spires densely clustered with star-shaped, pink flowers above spreading mats of lance-shaped…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip'

This easy plant provides colourful groundcover throughout the year forming spreading rosettes of glossy, oval foliage in chocolatey shades highlighted with burgundy. From mid to late spring, Ajuga reptans 'Chocolate Chip' bears short, upright spikes of deep purplish-blue flowers. Thrives in shady,…  More Info

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Sweet Pea 'Snoopea'

A superb dwarf sweet pea that carpets the ground with a kaleidoscope of colour and fragrance! These bushy plants make superb groundcover and unlike other non-climbing varieties, the plants of Sweet Pea 'Snoopea' have reduced tendrils so the plant remains neat and compact. This versatile variety is…  More Info

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Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Streibs Findling'

This very low growing variety is absolutely perfect for providing groundcover in a low maintenance area of your garden. Cotoneaster microphyllus 'Streibs Findling' is an evergreen shrub, covered in tiny dark green leaves, a generous sprinkling of white flowers appears in spring which will grow into…  More Info

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Shuttlecock Fern

A hardy deciduous fern producing elegant lime green fronds which unfurl gracefully in spring, giving the plant a shuttlecock-like appearance. Easy to grow and awarded an RHS AGM, the shuttlecock fern makes a fabulous architectural addition to borders, woodland gardens and the edges of ponds. Growing…  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Flower of Love'

Beautiful, deep blue florets stand proud on tall stalks each summer on this outstanding African Lily. Agapanthus ?Flower of Love?, being a hardy perennial, will flower year after year, getting larger and stronger with each passing season. These reliable plants are low maintenance so they will give…  More Info

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'

…plant, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' is hardy and robust, making a wonderful low-maintenance addition to patio containers, rock gardens, woodland gardens or borders. With a spreading habit, Black Lilyturf is particularly useful as a groundcover plant. Height: 20cm (8). Spread: 30cm (12).…  More Info

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Veronica Umbrosa Georgia Blue

hardy perennial. This creeping speedwell spreads to form an evergreen mat of dainty bronze-tinted foliage, which provides year-round interest. Throughout spring and summer, the plant becomes studded with masses of tiny saucer-shaped flowers in a stunningly vivid deep blue. An excellent groundcover  More Info

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Trifolium rubens

…during the summer months to provide a prolonged display. Trifolium rubens features striking clusters of blue-green foliage that form practical groundcover in the border. The tapered flowers provide a mesmerising display in rockeries, containers and borders, as well as attracting bees to your garden,…  More Info

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Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata'

This striking evergreen groundcover plant produces a mat of gorgeous variegated leaves with clean white edges. In early and mid spring, vibrant violet-purple flowers completely smother the foliage with colour. Aubrieta 'Dr Mules Variegata' is excellent for all-year-round interest in the garden and…  More Info

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Berberis thunbergii 'Green Carpet'

…this a useful specimen for wildlife areas. This deciduous shrub is at its most colourful in autumn when the leaves to crimson red and amber, making a lovely colour accent in borders. With a low, spreading habit this Barberry is a useful groundcover plant. Height: 100cm (39). Spread: 150cm (60).  More Info

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Heuchera sanguinea

…bearing an eye-catching spray of tiny deep crimson flowers. Heucheras are a fantastic choice for tricky spots in dry shade, making excellent groundcover that suppresses weeds and creates a beautiful display of its own. Height: 40cm (16in). Spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Anemone sylvestris

…fluffy cotton-wool seed heads follow for added interest! Easy to grow, Anemone sylvestris will naturalise well in woodland gardens or the front of borders and makes an excellent groundcover plant. The flowers are also good for cutting and last well in a vase. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 50cm (20).  More Info

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Campanula 'Resholt Variety'

…shades. Campanula 'Resholt Variety' creates low, spreading mounds of evergreen foliage, smothered in bell-shaped flowers in summer. An effortless groundcover plant which softens the edges of rockeries, steps, walls and borders creating low drifts of colour and weed-supressing foliage. Height: 15cm…  More Info

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Ceratostigma 'Gentian Blue'

…vivid cobalt-blue flowers, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 'Gentian Blue' is a low, spreading herbaceous perennial that makes fabulous colourful groundcover or merits a prominent position toward the front of a sunny border. Red-tinted stems bear clusters of the intense royal blue flowers from August…  More Info

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Geranium phaeum 'Joseph Green'

An exciting new hardy Geranium phaeum that unusually, sports dainty, double flowers. Mounds of deeply lobed foliage give rise to tall stems bearing loose clusters of small, double flowers. The May/June flowers come in a smoky purple with contrasting tufts of lime green in the centre. Geranium phaeum…  More Info

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Arabis caucasica 'Pixie Cream'

…flowers in spring. Also known as Rock Cress, this sweetly scented alpine plant is perfect for rock gardens, wall crevices, containers or grown as groundcover in hot sunny borders. Drought tolerant once established and easy to care for, Arabis plants are excellent for a low maintenance garden and are…  More Info

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Sagina subulata

Excellent for groundcover or as a lawn substitute, Sagina subulata forms a low, dense mat of fine evergreen foliage, which becomes dotted with dainty white flowers in summer. This low-maintenance perennial is also great for rockeries, softening path edges or growing in cracks between paving, giving…  More Info

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Carex comans 'Frosted Curls'

…over border edges, pathways and pots providing all-year-round foliage interest to borders and winter containers. Ideal for low-maintenance groundcover in sun or partial shade. Height and Spread: 40cm (14in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash'

…a low-growing hardy perennial with delightful slender, silver spotted foliage. Lungworts have long been a favourite for cottage gardens, and ?Raspberry Splash? is a superb choice for attracting pollinating insects into wildlife areas, and for creating spreading clumps of groundcover in the shade of…  More Info

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Gaillardia 'Guapa Flamenco Bicolour'

…are perfect for hot, sun-baked, poor soils defying the heat whilst at the same time being reliably hardy through the winter. These daisy-like flowers are ideal for terrace pots, bedding, groundcover and running along the edge of hot-themed borders. Pollinators will love them too! Height and spread:…  More Info

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Gaillardia 'Guapa Red'

…are perfect for hot, sun-baked, poor soils defying the heat whilst at the same time being reliably hardy through the winter. These daisy-like flowers are ideal for terrace pots, bedding, groundcover and running along the edge of hot-themed borders. Pollinators will love them too! Height and spread:…  More Info

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Gaillardia 'Guapa Yellow'

…are perfect for hot, sun-baked, poor soils defying the heat whilst at the same time being reliably hardy through the winter. These daisy-like flowers are ideal for terrace pots, bedding, groundcover and running along the edge of hot-themed borders. Pollinators will love them too! Height and spread:…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is an excellent groundcover plant that will cope in virtually any soil conditions. From late spring, this striking variety of Bugle produces violet blue flower spikes against a thick mat of shimmering, liquorice black foliage, which becomes darker when grown in full…  More Info

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Campanula garganica

This pretty little groundcover plant will slowly creep to form evergreen carpets of small heart-shaped leaves. Campanula garganica will effortlessly colonise path edges, walls, rockeries and crevices in paving to smother unwanted weeds. In summer, it is densely smothered in masses of star-shaped…  More Info

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Nasturtium majus 'Orange Troika'

…decorative marbled foliage so they will always be in full view. A stunning cascading variety for baskets and containers or used as a spreading groundcover in beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 100cm (39). Culinary note: The peppery flavour of the leaves and colourful flowers will enrich…  More Info

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Strawberry 'Vesca'

…July to September which are both decorative and delicious. This pretty ornamental edible has attractive, palmate foliage which can be used as groundcover along the front of borders and path edges, it's also perfect for spilling over a pot or hanging baskets by the back door for easy picking. The…  More Info

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Mahonia 'Volcano'

…is an excellent structural shrub for all-season interest in mixed borders and containers. When planted en masse, it provides attractive evergreen groundcover for woodland-type borders providing all-season foliage colour and texture plus colourful flowers. Height: 70cm (28in). Spread: 100cm (39in).  More Info

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Vinca major 'Variegata'

Vinca major 'Variegata' is a great choice for low maintenance parts of the garden such a slopes or areas which are difficult to access. It is a groundcover perennial that grows best in full sun, but can cope with a wide range of conditions and soil types. More commonly known as Variegated Greater…  More Info

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Heuchera 'Dark Secret'

…foil to light toned foliage and flowers. Forming neat domes of semi-evergreen foliage, it’s perfect for border edges, as weed-suppressing groundcover or providing foliage interest to container arrangements. Height: 25cm (10in). Spread: 30cm (12in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore…  More Info

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Dryopteris erythrosora var. koidzumiana

…Dryopteris erythrosora var. koidzumiana is easy to grow in evenly moist soils. It makes a lovely addition to woodland areas grown in groups as groundcover or as a container specimen to brighten a shady corner around the house early in the year. Colour is most intense in acidic soils. Semi-evergreen.…  More Info

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Hemerocallis 'Dress Code'

…of buds produced over a single season. Long, bright green, strap-like leaves are semi-evergreen and provide useful foliage texture, colour and groundcover throughout the season. Hemerocallis are hardworking, practically bulletproof plants, thriving in most soils, including heavy clays, providing…  More Info

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Heuchera 'Bressingham Hybrids'

…eye-catching spray of tiny flowers in rich cerise or crimson. Heucheras are a fantastic choice for tricky spots in dry shade, making excellent groundcover that suppresses weeds and creates a beautiful display of its own. Height: 40cm (16in). Spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Nasturtium majus 'Cream Troika'

…Troika' will also add further interest as it tumbles in abundance from baskets, reaching up to 1m (39inches) in length! It can also be used as groundcover to weave in amongst your other plants and create further interest. Height: 20cm (10). Spread 100cm (39). Culinary note: The peppery flavour of…  More Info

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Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

This groundcover perennial is valued for its autumn colour, adding interest to borders just when other plants are beginning to fade. Unusually for a perennial, it not only bears colourful flowers, but vivid autumn foliage too. Ceratostigma plumbaginiodes forms a low-growing, spreading plant composed…  More Info

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Phlox 'Pop Stars Mixed'

Fantastic summer performance from these low growing, groundcover phlox will make you lifelong fans. Becoming an increasingly popular variety amongst those in the know Phlox ?Pop Stars Mixed? flowers freely all summer long, producing masses of small but beautifully formed blooms, each no bigger than…  More Info

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Hemerocallis 'Peach Pudding'

…of buds produced over a single season. Long, bright green, strap-like leaves are semi-evergreen and provide useful foliage texture, colour and groundcover throughout the season. Hemerocallis ‘Peach Pudding’ doesn't just look good enough to eat – the buds are actually edible! Use…  More Info

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Hemerocallis 'Mini Stella'

…of buds produced over a single season. Long, bright green strap-like leaves are semi-evergreen and provide useful foliage texture, colour and groundcover throughout the season. Hemerocallis are hardworking, practically bulletproof plants, thriving in most soils, including heavy clays, providing they…  More Info

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Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon'

…of flowers. Thriving in a sunny, free-draining site, these tough little rock roses are drought-tolerant and trouble free. They make excellent groundcover in hot, dry borders and provide food for pollinators early in the season at a time when resources are scarce. Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 30cm…  More Info

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Hemerocallis 'Re-Blooming Collection'

…of buds produced over a single season. Long, bright green, strap-like leaves are semi-evergreen and provide useful foliage texture, colour and groundcover throughout the season. Hemerocallis are hardworking, practically bulletproof plants, thriving in most soils, including heavy clays, providing…  More Info

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Geranium pratense 'Cloud Nine'

A new variety of hardy Geranium producing a sumptuous summer display! Ruffled, lilac-blue, double flowers above mounds of finely cut foliage make this an attractive border perennial. Flowers appear in early summer, attracting plenty of pollinating insects. A second flush is often produced in late…  More Info

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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

…that will seed freely once established, making superb groundcover. Its beetroot-purple foliage contrasts beautifully with the acid-yellow flowers in late spring making an eye-catching display. Commonly known as Wood Spurge, this hardy perennial is at its best when planted as a woodland understorey.…  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum 'Appleblossom'

…foliage. Geranium sanguineum ‘Appleblossom’ is a low-growing, hardy geranium that is perfect for border edges, dry banks and rockeries. It forms low clumps of finely-divided leaves, making excellent groundcover. From late spring to summer, it bears a profusion of saucer-shaped, pale pink…  More Info

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Trillium erectum

…creating dense ground cover once established. This hardy perennial produces variable flowers that can range from white to yellow or even purple, but generally appear as a rich beetroot-red shade. A lovely choice for damp, woodland groundcover, but can be challenging to establish so is best suited…  More Info

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Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'

…Geranium clarkei ‘Kashmir White’ is one of the longest and most prolific flowering hardy geraniums, creating drifts of shimmering flowers from June to September over ground-covering and weed-suppressing foliage. Lovely in drifts through informal borders, underplanted beneath shrubs…  More Info

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Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

There are few more decorative ground-cover shrubs than Leucothoe ?Scarletta'. It's a richly coloured evergreen shrub with leaves, which start life as rich burgundy, evolving into a lovely green. As autumn arrives they change again into a mature bronze. Leucothoe ?Scarletta' thrives in deep or…  More Info

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

A real winner for shady corners of the garden, Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is a robust, evergreen ground-cover plant producing a dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea of green. Tolerant of any soil and thriving…  More Info

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Erica carnea

A low-growing, evergreen shrub, Erica carnea provides excellent groundcover. Its lateral, spreading growth easily colonises dry banks and walls and provides all-year-round texture and colour at the front of borders. Mats of needle-like, green foliage produce masses of small pink flowers from early…  More Info

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Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'

Forming a low mat of striking bronze fern-like foliage, Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' is ideal for groundcover, edging paths and underplanting shrubs and roses, as well as planting in walls or between paving slabs. Easy to grow in a reliably moist but free-draining position, this versatile…  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum Vision Violet

…flowers held above handsome, finely dissected foliage which turns red in the autumn. This drought tolerant perennial provides easy-going groundcover, filling niches in walls or paving and softening border edges. The abundant flowers are perfect for bees and other pollinating insects. Height:…  More Info

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Spiraea japonica 'Magic Carpet'

…Spiraea are straightforward to grow and look great in most parts of the garden. The plants are grow quickly in patio pots, as hedging or groundcover. This vibrant plant is resistant to bad weather and is drought-tolerant. This wonderful shrub is perfect novice gardeners and for small gardens.…  More Info

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

…which take on an attractive pink tinge in the winter months. With a naturally spreading habit this dwarf evergreen shrub is ideal for borders, groundcover, low hedging and patio containers. Tolerating drought, heavy clay soils, sun or shade it's no wonder this reliable Winter Creeper has been…  More Info

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Nemesia 'Most Scented Melody Raspberry'

…flower tirelessly from April to October and are fabulously versatile. They are equally perfect for massed border plantings, sunny rockeries, groundcover, dotted into mixed containers or filling baskets and window boxes. Despite their delicate appearance, Nemesia ‘Most Scented Melody…  More Info

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