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Groundcover for perennial beds

Posted by onthebrinck 6 Central New Jersey (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 13:27

I have perennial beds cut into the front lawn of my home, totaling about 4' wide and 100' long. Because of the nature of the plantings many of which I'm encouraging to spread or reseed, I'm reluctant to use mulch, but rather thought that a perennial would be better. The beds are in full sun, somewhat raised and well-drained. They are easily separated and maintained from the surrounding lawn. I was wondering if periwinkle would be a good choice.

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RE: Groundcover for perennial beds

The bed looks great! Unfortunately, I am not so sure that periwinkle will take the hot dry summer sun. Just a suggestion, try some things that might bloom at different times of the season for you like some creeping phlox, candytuft, campanula carpatica, alpine or cheddar pinks, rockcress, sedum golden carpet, These can all take the heat, spread, and will give you colour at different times of the growing season. All hardy in your zone as well. Hope it helps!

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