Dark green groundcover for sun?

katrina_ellenSeptember 13, 2012

I am redoing my front yard and digging out a large area for groundcover. My house faces west and gets the hot afternoon sun. I planted a tree in the vicinity, but it is only 4' tall and doesn't provide shade. I have looked online at some groundcovers but have not seen them in person. Can you suggest a low-growing one that is a darker green and can take the sun? Online I looked at red creeping thyme, magic carpet thyme and sternkissen dianthus, but have not seen them in person. I will probably order seeds and grow the starts - the area will be a large part of my small yard. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 9:50AM
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mistascott(7A VA)

Thyme is excellent. Euonymus fortunei would work as well. Also, Veronica species are good too.

Check out www.stepables.com linked below; they have a search function on there where you can specify which conditions you are trying to accommodate.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stepables

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 9:16PM
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