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Ground Covers

Ground covers, simply stated, serve to cover wide, low areas of your landscape. Sometimes serving as a substitute for grass, nearly all ground covers spread much wider than their height, creating a wide carpet of color. Ground covers definitely liven up bare areas between trees or shrubs.

Types of Ground Covers

Bush Morning Glory

Bush Morning Glory

Ipomoea carnea

A low mounding shrub with year-round green foliage and periodic blooms from spring to fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Katie Ruellia Pink

Katie Ruellia Pink

Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'

An improved Ruellia variety able to bloom beautiful pink flowers almost all year long in Houston. A dwarf variety featuring low, spreading mounds of narrow, dark green foliage.

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

Aptenia cordifolia

Their trailing habit makes them ideal for blanketing an area in green or filling a space with their unique succulent foliage and bright spring and fall blooms!

Little John Bottlebrush

Little John Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

Little John Bottlebrush is covered in stunning blood red blooms from spring to summer. Compact size makes ideal for smaller gardens! This flowering shrub is a hummingbird magnet.

Ruellia Pink ‘Chi Chi’

Ruellia Pink ‘Chi Chi’

Ruellia brittoniana 'Chi Chi'

Can fill your landscape with a long blooming season of alluring soft pink petunia-like flowers. Great as a centerpiece in a mixed container or in a border.

Trailing Rosemary

Trailing Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

An aromatic evergreen shrub and one of the key ingredients in a Mediterranean-style garden as well as in culinary recipes! Durable, versatile with many landscape uses.

Katie Ruellia Purple

Katie Ruellia Purple

Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'

An improved variety of Ruellia, able to bloom beautiful purple flowers through the warm times of the year. Great for mass planting, borders and sunny slopes.

Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Carpobrotus edulis

The mat-forming growth habit makes it an easy way to add a bright ground cover for rock gardens and in any landscape that could use come vibrant color.