Need aggressive ground cover

colleenanneedwardsJune 8, 2008

I want to choke out the weeds in a rather large area that gets direct sun and little water. I tried vinca, honeysuckle, and mint, but they didn't take and need too much water for that area. I want something that I don't have to water much. We do get some freeze in the winter. I am in Cottonwood, just south of Sedona.

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redneck_grower

Some Sedum, some Hypericum, Delosperma, prostrate forms of Rosmarianus. There are other drought tolerant groundcovers, but are not "aggressive" at all, spreading fairly slowly. Even some of the above species are not super aggressive, but they do spread reasonably fast (in my garden, anyway).

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 11:25AM
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catnip3(z7 NM)

If you really want something aggressive, try Mexican Evening Primrose, Oenothera speciosa. I saw a picture of an area bordered by concrete and the plants were gorgeous and they choked out everything.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 11:39PM
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desertlvr

I don't know about aggressive, but ornamental thyme is fairly fast growing with the advantage of Spring/ Summer flowering, depending on the species. It looks good all year and tolerates your zone in Cottonwood quite well. Go to www.highcountrygardens.com to see their use of ornamental thyme as a ground cover. It is fabulous.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2008 at 9:57PM
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