ground cover

texasgal6942February 23, 2014

I need a good hardy ground cover that will withstand the Houston humidity and heat, along with the occasional freeze. I prefer a flowering or multicolored plant. any suggestions?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Would this be for a sunny or shady area?

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 2:29PM
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texasgal6942

It would be for both...a sunny flower bed and a shady flower bed.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 3:02PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Must have forgotten to click for an email to this discussion, sorry for delayed reply. With the term flower bed, I wonder if you have smaller plants, or mostly larger, taller shrubs? Ground covers usually creep over the entire surface of an area, making them incompatible with other smaller plants, but great under the taller ones with woody trunks. Adding a pic of each spot would probably help you get the most appropriate suggestions. You can add 1 pic per reply using the choose file button, if you would like to do that.

Personally, I love Tradescantia pallida for sun.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 2:42PM
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