Best groundcover option

blackbear1973July 17, 2013

Hello all, looking for a groundcover for the attached pic. In the shade for the most part, I would like something low-maintenance that looks great. have heard clovers are a good option...any thoughts? In Canada zone 5

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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Look at a combination of Geranium macrorhizum (Big Root Geranium) and Epimedium sulphureum. Handsome and semi evergreen even in your zone, I think. Both very low maintenance.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2013 at 6:36AM
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gardengal48

Clovers need sun. The lowest maintenance-type plants are evergreen - look at Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis), periwinkle (Vinca minor), dead nettle (Lamium maculatum) or many types of epimediums, referred to above.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2013 at 4:56PM
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edlincoln(6A)

Lily of the Valley is tough and fairly shade tolerant.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 11:24AM
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