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Dianthus 'Festival Mixed'

…cottage garden borders and in informal planters. A mix of early flowering plants and bi-coloured blooms, the flowers are a mix of four types, in shades of pink, red and white. These hardy, dwarf plants form dense, bushy ground cover when planted en masse. Height: 50cm (20). Spread: 30cm (12).'  More Info

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

…with a pungent orange fragrance. Throughout mid-summer the spreading stems are covered in masses of white flowers. With its spreading habit, Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' is perfect for forming attractive ground cover as it wanders among rockeries, throughout borders or around boggy pond margins.…  More Info

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Arabis caucasica 'Snowcap'

…'Snowcap' wouldn't have it any other way. This tough, resilient evergreen perennial will thrive in rockeries, borders and path edges providing ground cover throughout the year and masses of little white flowers in spring. Pollinating insects will feast on the nectar rich flowers so Arabis will be…  More Info

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Cornus canadensis

Creeping Dogwood is a lovely looking herbaceous ground cover plant that is the ideal solution for preventing weeds beneath trees and shrubs, as it will act as a weed suppressant, stopping them from growing. Cornus canadensis has small cross shaped white flowers on 6 stems, which each have a rosette…  More Info

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Potentilla recta 'Warrenii'

Potentilla recta 'Warrenii' is a low-maintenance perennial that makes ideal ground cover for dry or stony ground, as well as being a great addition to wildlife areas, coastal gardens or the front of informal borders. Masses of cheery lemon-yellow blooms in the shape of strawberry flowers are…  More Info

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Potentilla neumanniana

…rockeries, gravel gardens and the edge of borders with a blanket of cheerful bright yellow five-petalled blooms in April and May. Making great ground cover for a dry and sunny spot, this adorable and robust little alpine is drought-tolerant and can happily grow in cracks in walls and between paving…  More Info

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Erigeron 'Stallone'

Erigeron 'Stallone' produces lovely two-toned flowers that open white and slowly turn to pink and purple as they age. These hardy ground cover perennials are excellent for combatting weeds in your borders. These healthy 'garden-ready' plants are ideal for rockeries, gravel gardens and borders.…  More Info

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Geranium oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink'

ground cover plant, then Geranium oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' is a great option. It has medium green foliage which throughout summer and early autumn is covered in five petalled, salmon pink flowers. It is very hardy and fast growing, making it a good natural way to keep weeds at bay, as it covers a…  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum 'Album'

…shaped blooms. It is a free-flowering variety which will blossom between June and September. The white flowers look stunning over the dark green foliage. They are perfect editions for ground cover and beautiful for highlighting borders or gravel gardens. Height: 50cm (19?). Spread 100cm (39?).  More Info

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Alyssum montanum 'Mountain Gold'

…perennial rock plant, perfect for nestling in wall crevices, creeping over paving stones or covering ground along border edges and beneath shrubs. Rosettes of evergreen, grey-green leaves provide all year cover and interest whilst from March to early summer, it bears a dense carpet of golden yellow,…  More Info

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Hardy Geranium Collection

…grow and perfect for beginner gardeners. This superb collection contains something for every part of the garden - shade lovers, spreading ground cover, sun worshippers and cottage garden classics. Flowering from late spring onwards, these herbaceous perennials need little attention once established,…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

…semi-evergreen leaves. The silvery foliage is decorated with creamy margins and flushed with burgundy tones. Ajuga ?Burgundy Glow? makes excellent ground cover in dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late…  More Info

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Geranium 'Rozanne'

…the Centenary? competition in 2013. Geranium 'Rozanne' produces an abundance of lilac blue flowers. These hardy perennial plants make excellent ground cover and help create beautiful cottage garden style planting schemes. Flowering right through the summer, if the plant starts to look a little tired…  More Info

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Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'

…perennial, ideal for borders and bedding. Perfect for planting into a wildlife garden, Coreopsis attracts butterflies with its fern-like foliage and clusters of lemon yellow flowers throughout the summer. Excellent ground cover and tolerant of most soil types. Height: 50cm (19). Spread: 45cm (18).  More Info

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Geranium 'Birch Double' (Hardy)

…perennial geranium blooms persistently from May to September above a mass of delicately lobed foliage. Less vigorous and more compact than many varieties, Birch's Double is ideal for woodland ground cover and cottage garden borders. Height: 25cm (10). Spread: 60cm (24). Bareroot plants supplied.  More Info

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Geranium pratense 'Plenum Caeruleum'

…early summer months, the striking lavender-blue double blooms rise above the delicate foliage. If planted in groups, it can make beautiful ground cover ideally in borders or beds. As the delicate foliage spreads loosely, it is perfect for softening any pathways and borders. A wild touch of elegance…  More Info

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Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Black Beauty'

…eye-catching deciduous grass that produces fluffy dark silvery-purple flower heads late in Summer. The slender green foliage makes fabulous ground cover when planted en masse. The bottlebrush flowers will sway gently bringing texture and movement to borders, delivering superb late summer interest.…  More Info

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Dracocephalum rupestre

…thrives in rocky, freely draining ground. It has long been grown in Chinese gardens, where it is valued for its intensely blue, tubular flowers borne on upright, unbranched stems above clumps of softly hairy leaves. A relative of catmint, it makes good ground cover for rockeries, slopes and dry…  More Info

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Eriophyllum lanatum

Also known as ‘the sunshine flower,’ this cheerful little ground cover plant will quickly spread the sun around your garden, carpeting parched ground with fast-growing clumps of drought-tolerant, silvery-grey leaves. This is a resilient plant with real staying power, delivering a…  More Info

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Nepeta racemosa

Nepeta racemosa produces a mass of violet-purple flower spikes that cover the mid-green leaves from June to September. Its low, spreading habit lends itself particularly well to making good ground cover, as well as softening the edges of borders and paths. Aptly named Catmint, this hardy perennial…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

…is a robust hardy perennial that will be happy in shady positions in most soil types. This dead nettle is perfect for ground cover as it will quickly provide a covering of silvery foliage with deep green edges enhanced from April to mid summer with salmon pink flowers that pollinating insects…  More Info

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Thyme 'Silver Posie'

…grey-green leaves have white margins and form creeping mats of foliage which provide excellent ground cover for rockeries, walls and border edges. In late spring to early summer it is covered in masses of short flower spikes bearing lilac-pink blooms which attract pollinating insects. Thyme…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliancy'

This hardy evergreen perennial Dianthus deltoides 'Brilliancy' forms a dense mat of soft green foliage which acts as a fantastic ground cover and effective weed suppressant through the year. From late spring, it wakes up with a profusion of beautiful, vibrant crimson red flowers with delicate pinked…  More Info

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Dicentra 'Amore Titanium'

…varieties, the flowers are also a clean, pure colour. Use Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’ to light up shady borders, drifting as ground cover through other plants and shrubs or softening the edges of borders. Height and spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Micro Chips'

…bloom. Dwarf deep green foliage, soon becomes smothered in a spectacular mixture of dainty serrated edged flowers. Stunning in containers, used as ground cover at the front of borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm. Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either…  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum ?Tiny Monster?

Despite its name, Geranium sanguineum ?Tiny Monster? is no garden thug! This low growing ground cover perennial forms a compact, spreading mound of finely cut foliage that will gently overspill border edges. From late spring to late summer, it produces vivid, bright pink blooms, delicately streaked…  More Info

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Geranium himalayense

Geranium himalayense is a particularly useful ground cover plant, as it tolerates shady spots. Its lobed foliage is a pretty backdrop to purple-blue flowers, borne in a main flush during early summer and then sporadically through to the autumn. A final display of vibrant red foliage adds colour to…  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Fireworks'

…bloom is flushed at the base with dark, violet blue, making a dazzling contrast. The strap-like foliage forms a neat clump that creates good ground cover when planted in dense groups. Perfect for adding a strong vertical element to perennial borders, where it will return year after year. Height:…  More Info

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Geranium x oxonianum 'Rose Clair'

This vigorous hardy Geranium makes fabulous informal ground cover for herbaceous borders. Geranium x oxonianum 'Rose Clair' produces loose mounds of attractive, lobed-leaves sprinkled with pretty pink blooms from late June which continue sporadically throughout the summer. This hardy perennial is…  More Info

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Geranium pratense 'Azure Skies'

…lacy appearance. The fully-double, summer blooms are a rich azure blue, and borne in abundance over the summer months. Hardy Geraniums are stalwarts of the traditional cottage garden, creating excellent ground cover and mingling beautifully with other hardy perennials. Height and spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Clematis x aromatica

…climber. Throughout summer the striking star shaped blooms exude a superb fragrance. This vigorous species will quickly cover walls and fences, and can be pruned to almost ground level each year, making maintenance extremely easy! Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 90cm (36). Supplied in a 7cm pot. Pruning…  More Info

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Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata'

…Variegata' is excellent for all-year-round interest in the garden and is perfect for rock gardens, patio containers, spilling over sunny banks or as ground cover in hot dry borders. The flowers are also a great source of spring nectar for pollinating insects. Height: 10cm (4). Spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Bluestorm'

…of soft violet flowers are carried on stiff stems making this a superb cut flower. The strap-like, semi evergreen foliage is resilient and drought resistant - just perfect for filling patio containers or creating low maintenance ground cover in sunny borders. Height: 76cm (30). Spread: 50cm (20).  More Info

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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

…elegant pink flower with darker pink veins which blossom between June and September over finely trimmed foliage. These Cranesbills make ideal ground covering plants so are therefore perfect for borders, pathways, even rockeries and gravel gardens. A delicate flower ideal in any cottage garden.…  More Info

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Trillium erectum

…plenty of patience but is well worth the wait! Trillium erectum is a North American native that flourishes in rich, damp soils, 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…  More Info

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Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

…dainty white serrated flowers complemented by an attractive fiery red eye. These delightful 'Pinks' are long flowering, and look stunning as ground cover in borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm (6-8in). Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum Roseum

Lamium or dead nettle are very useful hardy perennials. Tough and resilient, they thrive in shade on almost any soil, making ideal ground cover or a must-have addition to a woodland or wildlife garden. Forming a low spreading carpet, Lamium maculatum ‘Roseum’ is an eye-catching variety…  More Info

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Gaillardia 'Mesa Bright Bicolour'

…with large two-tone blooms. The cheerful, daisy-like flowers are borne in profusion above neat clumps of foliage. Blanket flowers make superb ground cover when planted en masse in beds and borders, and provide plenty of flower power for filling patio pots with long lasting colour. This dazzling…  More Info

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Stachys officinalis 'Wisley White'

Stachys officinalis ?Wisley White? provides dependable ground cover beneath shrubs and roses and makes a long-season front of border feature. Related to our native betony and equally attractive to butterflies and bees, this clump-forming perennial produces spikes of pure white, hooded flowers held…  More Info

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Brunnera 'Jack Of Diamonds'

…of blue forget-me-not type flowers hover above the foliage, luring early pollinators. Brunnera ‘Jack of Diamonds’ makes superb ground cover for a shady border, its enormous leaves provide interest throughout the season and are excellent contrasted with feathery ferns and dark-leaved…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum Beacon Silver

Lamium or dead nettle are very useful hardy perennials. Tough and resilient, they thrive in shade on almost any soil, making ideal ground cover or a must-have addition to a woodland or wildlife garden. Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’ is a stunning variety forming a shimmering carpet of…  More Info

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Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' (Hardy)

Suppress your weeds with a densely planted carpet of vibrant African Daisies. Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' is one of the easiest ground cover plants you can grow and it's hardy too, so you can enjoy it year after year. Once established this versatile, resilient perennial is happy in hot, dry, neglected…  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Arctic Star'

…foliage will retain its grey-green colour throughout the winter months. Indeed, the hardy perennial is remarkably resilient and can survive temperatures well below freezing. Agapanthus 'Arctic Star' therefore provides excellent ground cover all year round. Height: 60cm (2'0); Spread: 50cm (1'8).  More Info

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Agapanthus 'Jacaranda'

…fight for attention: its thick, vertical stems ensure that its flowers rise above the competition throughout July and August. Not to be outdone, Agapanthus 'Jacaranda' has semi-evergreen, clumping foliage, so provides first-rate ground cover all year round. Height: 90cm (2'11); Spread: 50cm (1'8).  More Info

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Iberis sempervirens

…an evergreen'hardy perennial that will feel at home in poor soils in rockeries, on the tops of walls or the front of borders and is a reliable ground cover plant. Candytuft is attractive to pollinating insects too. Height 30cm (12). Spread 50cm (20). Culinary information: Both the leaves and flowers…  More Info

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Viola sororia 'Rubra'

…spring, which are held above a neat clump of heart-shaped leaves. Requiring virtually no maintenance, this low-growing perennial makes good ground cover for a small area and is great for underplanting shrubs and roses. Woolly violet also looks beautiful planted amongst spring bulbs or in a woodland…  More Info

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Hosta 'Frances Williams'

…display. In the summer months between June and July pale lilac flowers will spring up on their long stems. These plants are perfect for wide ground cover due to their low spreading habit. Pop in a shaded area of the garden in a bed or border and they are easy to care for. In the winter months it…  More Info

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Viola sororia 'Albiflora'

…long period in spring, held above a neat clump of heart-shaped leaves. Requiring virtually no maintenance, this low-growing perennial makes good ground cover for a small area and is great for underplanting shrubs and roses. With a beautifully natural look, the white wood violet is also perfect for…  More Info

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Carex oshimensis 'Evergold'

…in rockeries; gravel gardens and borders. Happy in sun or dappled shade, this is a versatile hardy perennial that persists throughout the year, providing attractive, low-maintenance ground cover with the added bonus of golden-brown flower spikes in late spring. Height: 50cm (19); Spread: 50cm (19).  More Info

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Delosperma cooperi

Hardy Ice plants are ideal for creating a carpet of dense, evergreen ground cover in hot, dry areas, thriving in poor soils where few other plants survive. Delosperma cooperi produces masses of sparkling, violet-purple flowers throughout summer above creeping mats of cylindrical, succulent foliage.…  More Info

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Delosperma congestum

Delospermum congestum is a spreading, mat-forming succulent that is ideal for rockeries and gravel gardens, containers, tumbling over walls, and ground cover in dry sites. This hardy Ice Plant becomes studded with masses of bright yellow daisy-like flowers in summer, whilst the small, densely packed…  More Info

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Muscari Blue & White Mix

Muscari Blue & White Mix are perfect for creating reliable ground cover beneath deciduous trees and shrubs, or for filling gaps between other spring bulbs at the front of borders. This cheery blend needs virtually no maintenance, and once established, they will multiply with each passing year to…  More Info

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Armeria caespitosa

…troughs and containers, and being drought- and salt-tolerant, is ideally suited to coastal gardens. It can also be used as path edging or as ground cover for a free-draining, sunny spot. This RHS Award of Garden Merit winner requires virtually no maintenance –simply deadhead after flowering…  More Info

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Potentilla megalantha 'Gold Sovereign'

Potentilla megalantha ‘Gold Sovereign’ is ideal for adding a splash of colour to the front of sunny borders or as ground cover in a dry, sunny spot. In summer, the neat, low mounds of soft leaves become studded with cheerful bright yellow flowers rather like large buttercups. Loved by…  More Info

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Erodium reichardii 'White'

…flowers with delicate purple veining, flowering continuously from June to September. A native of Corsica and Majorca, it makes perfect low-growing ground cover in sunny, freely draining situations. Height and spread: 15cm (6”). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size…  More Info

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Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

…hot, dry, neglected conditions and yet is one of the longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving African Daisy. Height: 40cm (16). Spread: 90cm (36). Culinary note: The bright coloured flowers can be used…  More Info

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

…'Green Carpet' provides a low growing 'carpet' of green foliage, about 15cm (6) high, that is perfect for the undercanopies of trees. This ground cover plant suppresses weeds and is a neat and tidy solution for shaded areas, and awkward spots in driveways etc that would look better with some…  More Info

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Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' is a pretty ground cover plant that can act as a weed suppressant. It has evergreen foliage and in June and July many Cranesbill, subtle pink flowers bloom. In autumn the foliage turns to gentle shades of red and bronze that looks great planted alongside other…  More Info

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Carex morrowii 'Irish Green'

…Brings texture and movement to planting schemes. This superbly hardy sedge is a useful choice for mixing into winter containers or as evergreen ground cover in sun or shade. Height and spread: 50cm (20in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant…  More Info

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Primrose 'Best Red'

A punchy red primula with a yellow eye, Primrose ‘Best Red’ is super hardy. Superb as ground cover planted in large groups through borders or dotted amongst mixed patio containers. Provides pops of colour throughout the earliest months of the year for minimal effort. Height and spread:…  More Info

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