Ground covers, Perennials
Rounded, pale green, lobed leaves have a silvery look; after rain or overhead watering, they hold beads of water on their surfaces. Summer flowers are yellowish green, in large branched clusters, individually inconspicuous but attractive as a mass; good cut flowers.
Useful for edgings in shady places, as ground cover, and as soothing contrast to brightly colored flowers. Can take full sun in cool-summer climates.
Native to Asia Minor, this is the most commonly planted lady’s-mantle, forming clumps mostly 1 to 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide. Yellow flowers rise above nearly circular, scallop-edged leaves. Self-sows. This wonderful woodland plant is especially pretty after a rain, when raindrops bead up on its leaves.‘Auslese’
Growing 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide, this variety carries bright lime green flowers over its medium green leaves.‘Thriller’
Shiny, gray-green leaves contrast nicely with golden yellow blooms on a plant that can reach 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide.
Native to much of North America. Grows to 4 ft. or taller, 2–3 ft. wide. Thin, finely divided fr...
From Russia. Loose, open form. Grows to 2–3 ft. high and 1 ft. wide. Leaves and stems are hairy;...
Deciduous, from Europe, North Africa, and central Asia. Grows to 8–15 ft. tall and wide, with ar...