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I want to grow Creeping Charlie or other green groundcover

Posted by beckye_gardener Minneapolis (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 13, 10 at 20:24

I know folks will think I'm nuts however I want to plant creeping charlie. I like that it doesn't take any maintenance, is low growing and always green.

We are getting rid of our trampoline and now have a 13' circle of dirt in the middle of our shady back yard. I'd like to plant creeping charlie or other low growing green perennial that could form the basis of seating area. The problem is I don't know where to find creeping charlie seeds or plugs - any ideas?

I am open to other ideas it needs to be low and walkable, love shade and easy to maintain. I don't need to worry about spreading beyond this area.


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RE: I want to grow Creeping Charlie or other green groundcover

You might want to look at ground covers on the Stepables website. They have a search engine for various conditions. Sagina might be one that would work for you but I have never grown it. I have Creeping Charlie, variegated, in a basket, it has long trailing stems that might be a problem for tripping, at least when it's in a basket. Lots of people complain about it and want to get rid of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Stepables


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