Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
These creeping groundcovers from North America and Europe need good drainage and light soil; they rot easily in soggy soil. Although exacting in their requirements, forms offered by specialists are among the choicest of rock garden plants.Saxifraga stolonifera
Native to China and Japan. Creeping plant forms a rosette to 6–8 in. high and 1 ft. wide, but expands fairly rapidly, sending out runners like strawberry. Nearly round green leaves to 4 in. across have white veins, pink undersides. Blooms from late summer to fall, bearing inch-wide white flowers in loose clusters on stems to 2 ft. high. ‘Maroon Beauty’ leaves have maroon markings. Good groundcover where hard freezes are infrequent. Partial or full shade.
From South Africa. Leaves to 1 in. wide and 2 ft. long make coarse, grassy clumps. Oblong flower heads...
Native to China and Japan. Creeping plant forms a rosette to 6–8 in. high and 1 ft. wide, but ex...
Native Europe to central Asia. This weedy, rhizomatous plant is grown for its sweet-scented foliage (u...