Lovely Flowering Ground Cover Plants
Flowering ground cover plants spread out, but aren’t invasive. These helpful plants not only improve your landscape’s aesthetic appearance, they also protect the soil from drying out and reduce soil erosion. There are several flowering ground cover plants that can transform your garden. Here are some of them. Ajuga (Bugleweed) is a short (2-4 inch) ground cover that fares well in rock and woodland gardens. It is a deer resistant plant that also attracts butterflies, especially Swallowtail butterflies, and the flowers attract hummingbirds. Other ground covers for shade are Asarum and Carex. Asarum (Wild Ginger)are small, but exquisite, deer resistant perennials also known for their heart-shaped leaves. Cyclamen is one of the flowering ground cover plants that will cause your woodland garden guests to exclaim “oooh”. The flowers are pink, purple and white and the leaves are heart-shaped. Some of the dwarf hostas make a good ground cover for shade. Two examples are Hosta ‘Mighty Mouse’ and Hosta ‘Mini Skirt’.
Laurentia fluviatilis (Blue Star Creeper) makes a one-inch mound of round green leaves with tiny light blue flowers in the spring. It can spread as much as 12-18” the first year. Meehania (Wood Mint) only grows just a few inches tall, and it spreads via stolons to form a small patch. These ground cover plants can make attractive look in your garden.