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Ground Cover Plants

Ground cover plants are perfect for a variety of garden areas, from covering steep banks to livening up bare patches of soil beneath trees and shrubs. They help suppress weed growth and are generally low maintenance plants. Ground covering plants are ideal when time is limited in the garden.

Take a look at our guide on growing ground cover plants for top tips on planting and choosing the right varieties for your garden.

Ground cover plants

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Hosta 'White Feather'

Plantain Lily

A very unusual variety! Emerging leaves appear almost totally white, slowly developing green streaks until the whole leaf turns green. Spikes of lavender flowers tower over the lush foliage from mid summer. Unlike other varieties, White Feather tolerates a sunny position making an attractive border or container plant. Also excellent as ground cover in woodland gardens or on the outskirts of ponds and boggy areas. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as size one bareroot plants. More info
    • 2 bare root hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
    • £9.99
    • 4 bare root hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £14.98

Periwinkle Collection

Vinca major 'Variegata', Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea', Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll', Variegated Greater Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle

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Pretty, evergreen groundcover plants with wiry stems of dense foliage and star-shaped flowers throughout spring and summer. This wonderful Periwinkle Collection includes three popular varieties in a mixture of vibrant colours. Perfect for brightening up a sunny or shady spot in the garden, grow periwinkles on steep banks, in woodland gardens and borders, or let them creep around the base of shrubs. Tolerant of even clay soils, these tough, hardy perennials are an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens. Supplied as plug plants.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major 'Variegata' (Variegated Greater Periwinkle) – Erect stems of variegated foliage edged in cream are topped with clear blue flowers. An RHS AGM variety. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' – A low-growing, creeping periwinkle with lush green leaves and rich purple flowers. An RHS AGM variety. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' – A low-growing, creeping periwinkle with an abundance of ice-white flowers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 periwinkle plug plants

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    • £16.99 £11.99
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    • 12 periwinkle plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £24.98 £17.98

Brunnera 'Sea Heart' (Large Plant)

A striking hardy perennial with intricately patterned silver leaves and prominent green veining. Delicate sprays of two-toned pink and blue forget-me-not like flowers compliment the foliage in mid to late spring. Brunnera 'Sea Heart' has much thicker leaves than other Brunneras and will tolerate more sun, although is just as happy in a shady position. Siberian Bugloss is perfect for woodland gardens or the front of borders where it will slowly spread to form a dense, colourful ground cover. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24"). Supplied in 2 litre pots.
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    • 1 brunnera plant in 2 litre pot

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £11.99
    • 2 brunnera plants in 2 litre pots

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    • £19.98

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca', Bugle

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 sun. This perennial plant is more sun tolerant than many other varieties. Attract pollinating insects to your wildlife garden by growing Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' as ground cover, or alternatively use at the front of borders or creeping through rockeries. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 ajuga plant in 1 litre pot

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £7.99
    • 2 ajuga plants in 1 litre pots

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £12.98

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' is a hardy yet decorative ground-cover plant, the eye-catching foliage with a beautiful moonlight shimmer and delicate sprays of bright blue flowers in late spring, will bring some colour to your garden’s early border displays. Ideal for a dull, shady area, this choice variety of Siberian Bugloss is also useful for a sunny position; the silvery, heart shaped leaves are thicker than many other cultivars, making it less prone to scorch and it will form into dense clumps. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 brunnera plant in 2 litre pot

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £12.99
    • 2 brunnera plants in 2 litre pots

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
    • £20.98