Ground covers, Perennials
Closely related to Epimedium and likewise used as ground covers in shady spots. Wiry leafstalks grow directly from creeping underground stems; leaves have numerous broad leaflets that resemble small ivy (Hedera) leaves. Thread-like flower stalks rise above foliage in late spring or early summer, bearing drooping clusters of small blossoms. Petals and sepals are sharply reflexed, giving flowers a windswept look. Plants spread slowly from ever-enlarging mat of roots, forming sizable patches in time. Set plants about 1 1/2 ft. apart. Need cool, moist, acid conditions.Vancouveria chrysantha
Native to mountainsof southwestern Oregon andextreme northwestern California.To 16 in. high, with bronzygray-green, evergreen leafletsand yellow, 1/2-in. flowers.Vancouveria hexandra
Native to lowland coastal forests of California, Oregon, Washington. Grows 1 ft. tall, with light green, 2 1/2-in. leaflets and white, 1/2-in. flowers.
Native to coastal California, southwest Oregon. Grows 2 ft. tall with 1 1/2-inch leaflets; 1/8-inch white flowers come in clusters of 25 to 50.
Native to Hawaii. Slow-growing, highly variable plant; may form a small, erect to prostrate shrub or g...
Used in lawns, Chewings fescue forms denser turf than creeping red fescue, so takes lower mowing (1 in...
Oval shape to 15 ft.tall, 10 ft. wide, with white flowers and dark green leaves that turn yellow in fa...