Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
Small, ground-hugging plants that reach just 2–3 in. high in bloom, with creeping, branching stems that root at the joints. All are useful low groundcovers where the soil is reasonably rich and well drained.
Set plants 8–12 in. apart; fertilize periodically. Small, closely set leaves and a tolerance for an occasional footstep make them choice selections for use between steppingstones. They resemble baby’s tears (Soleirolia) but offer appealing flowers as well as attractive foliage. Can be invasive where well adapted.Pratia angulata
Native to New Zealand. Grows to 2–3 in. high and up to 12 in. wide. Dark green, 1/2-in. leaves set off small white to ice blue summer flowers like those of lobelia, with a two-lobed upper lip and a three-lobed lower lip. Small, round fruit is purplish red.
Evergreen shrub. Native to southwestern China. Grows to 11 ft. tall and 10 ft. wide. Branches are dens...
Deciduous. Grows to 25 ft. tall and wide, sporting an open form when young, becoming more rounded with...
Native to Chile. This old-fashioned favorite is more often shared among gardeners than sold in nurseri...