Scotch Moss- needs shade Winters good ground cover. Get some for cottage At Garden Architecture

Scotch Moss- needs shade Winters good ground cover. Get some for cottage At Garden Architecture

Golden creeping Jenny -   'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8  view >

Golden creeping Jenny - 'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8 view >

Walk-On-Me Plant is a creeping thyme that grows only 3" tall. (Also called Mother of Thyme). Plant around flagstones or for a decorative, dense-growing ground cover. Walk on it and the whole area will be filled with the aromatic smell of fresh thyme. It grows well in partial shade to full sun and hard-to-plant areas. Spreads rapidly.

Walk-On-Me Plant is a creeping thyme that grows only 3" tall. (Also called Mother of Thyme). Plant around flagstones or for a decorative, dense-growing ground cover. Walk on it and the whole area will be filled with the aromatic smell of fresh thyme. It grows well in partial shade to full sun and hard-to-plant areas. Spreads rapidly.

Few other ground covers are as easy or long-blooming as Blue Star Creeper. If you're looking for a colorful, low-maintenance replacement for your lawn or pathways, then this is the plant for you!   Tight 3 tall matts form to spread flowering carpets of blue flowers to 18 wide in a single year.   Isotoma is a deciduous groundcover that tolerates heavy foot traffic. Blooms last all summer long.   Full sun to part shade will provide best growth and flowering.   Great flowering g...

Few other ground covers are as easy or long-blooming as Blue Star Creeper. If you're looking for a colorful, low-maintenance replacement for your lawn or pathways, then this is the plant for you! Tight 3 tall matts form to spread flowering carpets of blue flowers to 18 wide in a single year. Isotoma is a deciduous groundcover that tolerates heavy foot traffic. Blooms last all summer long. Full sun to part shade will provide best growth and flowering. Great flowering g...

Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers.    A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers. A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.

Asian Jasmine.  This is the look I'm going for on the shady side of the yard.  In addition to my other gardening-related insanity, I have planted several Asian Jasmines on the shady side of the yard.

Asian Jasmine. This is the look I'm going for on the shady side of the yard. In addition to my other gardening-related insanity, I have planted several Asian Jasmines on the shady side of the yard.

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

18 Best Flowering Ground Cover Plants

Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only 6-9" tall. Spreads 12". Prefers full sun to partial shade. Deer resistant.

Discover which perennial flowers grow best in the shade with plant picks and tips from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

Perennial Flowers for Shade Gardens

Discover which perennial flowers grow best in the shade with plant picks and tips from the experts at HGTV Gardens.

Sedum ternatum...good groundcover for shade. Perhaps a good substitute for moss in my Japanese garden.

Sedum ternatum...good groundcover for shade. Perhaps a good substitute for moss in my Japanese garden.

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