Ground covers, Perennials
Sturdy easy-to-grow plants with handsome leaves and showy white or pink flowers. Some kinds tend to get out of hand and need to be controlled.Persicaria affinis
Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, finely toothed leaves are mostly basal; they growto 2–4 1/2 in. long, turn bronze in winter. Dense, erect, 2–3-in. spikes of bright rosy red flowers bloom in summer, early fall.
Himalayan native. Spreading plant to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. or more wide. Deep green, lance-shaped, fine...
Native to northern Europe and Greenland. This mat-forming plant creeps by runners, with flowering stem...
Native to eastern North America. Round headed, grows to 25–30 ft. tall and wide, sometimes large...