Looking for sun loving ground covers

flowersun(z9 FL)May 14, 2005

Hi, I'm new to this particular forum on Gardenweb... just spotted you and am glad I did. I live in Zone 9a Florida, and I'm looking for a nice sun loving ground cover preferably evergreen, also some flowering, that will allow perennials to pop through it. Must love full sun.

Any ideas?

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creatrix(z7 VA)

Check out Verbena 'Homestead Purple'. It will bloom most of the summer.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 5:34PM
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flowersun(z9 FL)

The verbena did not do that well in my garden. I did try it.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 5:42PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Asiatic Jasmine will take full sun in Florida.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 2:58PM
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flowersun(z9 FL)

I'm going to post the choices I've been narrowing down to in another thread.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 3:09PM
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I planted the Homestead Purple, and while it grewbeautifully last summer and spread, it did not make it through the winter. I was very disappointed because I like ground cover as opposed to mulching every spring. I like the entire garden covered with a low-lying ground cover and thought this verbena would do the trick. Now I am back to square one trying to find a quick spreading ground cover.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 7:41PM
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Where can I find that new thread? I am replacing my dead lawn with groundcover too. Full sun...but I have found a great light shade plant that only spreads to the sunny edge in the lawn and is green all year.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 7:47PM
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If you find any information please let me know, I am in Fort Lauderdale and desperately seeking something quick spreading to replace the sad St. Augustine in the backyard.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 11:43AM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

Here is a link for you-

Here is a link that might be useful: Silver Carpet

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 11:17PM
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I bought yellow ice plant from HD or Lowes Fall last year. It spread out fast. Flowers have been blooming all year long. We had snow in winter and 110F in Summer. They are still here, happy, blooming and spreading. Beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2009 at 6:29PM
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