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Perennials for Specific Uses - Gardening with Perennials - University of Illinois Extension

Perennials Used as Groundcovers

  • Goutweed–Aegopodium podograria
  • Bugleweed–Ajuga reptans
  • Wall Cress–Arabis caucasica
  • Sea Thrift–Armeria maritima
  • Beach Wormwood–Artemisia stelleriana
  • Ginger–Asarum spp.
  • Wild Ginger–Asarum canadense
  • False Rockcress–Aubrieta deltoidea
  • Snow-in-Summer–Cerastium tomentosum
  • Leadwort–Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
  • Green-and-Gold–Chrysoganum virginianum
  • Lily-of-the-Valley–Convallaria majalis
  • Yellow Corydalis–Corydalis lutea
  • Red Barrenwort–Epimedium x rubrum
  • Sweet Woodruff–Galium odoratum
  • Cranesbill–Geranium spp.
  • Hosta–Hosta spp.
  • Chameleon Plant–Houttuynia cordata
  • Variegated Yellow Archangel–Lamiastrum galeobdolan var. variegatum