Scotch and Irish Moss
Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
Low evergreen plants carpet the ground creating a dense mat of mosslike foliage; small white flowers in late spring and summer. They are often used as lawn substitutes, between steppingstones, or for velvety green patches in rock gardens. Can be invasive; hard to eradicate in well-watered gardens. Providing good drainage is recommended.Arenaria montana
Grows to 2–4 in. high; weak stems up to 1 ft. long are usually covered with soft hairs. Leaves grayish green, 1/2–3/4 in. long. Good plant to let trail over rocks or tumble over a low wall.
Deciduous shrub native to western North America. It is the state flower of Idaho. Fountain-shaped, loo...
Native to Europe. Creeping perennials that spread by surface and underground runners to form low, dens...
Strong-growing, slender, erect stems 2–3 ft. tall. Plants leafy at base. Basal leaves smooth-edg...