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Botanical Name: Soleirolia / helxine soleirolii
Common Name: Baby’s Tears, Angel’s Tears
Family: Urticaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: 2-4in. High, Spreading Indefinitely.
Flower: Inconspicuous
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Regular to ample water
Zones: 4-24
   
Botanical Name: Campanula poscharskyana
Common Name: Serbian Bellflower
Family: Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae)
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Spreading, mounding, leaf clump to 8 in. high
Flower: Star shaped 1/2-1 in. wide blooms in blue lilac. Spring to summer
Ecology: Full Sun in cooler climates only, Partial Shade in others.
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 1-12, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Chamaemelum / anthemis nobilis
Common Name: Chamomile
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description:3-12in., high mat of bright light green, finely cut aromatic leaves
Flower: Blossoms look like small Yellow buttons that resemble little Daisies
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Moderate water
Zones: 2-24
   
Botanical Name: Mentha requienii
Common Name: Corsican Mint
Family: Lamiaceae
Classification: Ground Cover, Perennial
Description: Creeping mat-forming mint.1/2 in high, tiny bright green leaves
Flower: Tiny tubular light purple flowers in summer
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 5-9, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Dymondia margaretae
Common Name: Dymondia
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Forms a tight mat 2-3 in. high, deep grayish green leaves.
Flower: Summer Flowers are Yellow, Daisy like, close to foliage.
Ecology: Full Sun or Light Shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 15-24
   
Botanical Name: Erodium reichardii
Common Name: Cranesbill
Family: Geraniaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Dense Foliage Tuft 3-6in. High, 1 ft. across.
Flower: White or Rose-Pink, Rosy-Veined Petals
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 7-9, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Gazania rigens
Common Name: Gazania (Green Leaf)
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)  
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Flowering Stems 6-10 in. Green foliage.
Flower: Colors include Yellow, Orange, White, Burgundy, and Red.
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade, exposure needs vary.
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 8-24
   
Botanical Name: Gazania leucolaena
Common Name: Gazania Trailing (Gray Leaf)
Family: Asteraceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: 4-6 in. high, Foliage is a clean silvery gray.
Flower: Yellow, Orange, White, Pink
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 8-24
   
Botanical Name: Herniaria Glabra
Common Name: Green Carpet
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial  
Description: Trailing 1-3in.high, with crowded, tiny bright Green leaves.
Flower: White
Ecology: Sun or Shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 2B-24; Annual elsewhere
   
Botanical Name: Lonicera japonica
Common Name: Honeysuckle, Hall’s Honeysuckle
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Classification: Ground Cover,Vines
Description: Can reach 30ft. Long, rampant plant that can become invasive.
Flower: White and age to Yellow. Spring to Fall
Ecology: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 1-24
   
Botanical Name: Hypericum
Common Name: St. Johns Wort
Family: Hypericaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Grows 10-12 in. high, and spreads by underground stems.
Flower: Bright Yellow Blossoms throughout summer.
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial shade in hottest climates
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zone: 2B-24water
Zones:
   
Botanical Name: Lampranthus spectabilis
Common Name: Trailing Ice Plant
Family: Aizoaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Succulent Perennial
Description: Sprawling or trailing to 1 ft. high, 1 1/2-2 ft. wide.
Flower: From late winter to spring, pink, rose pink, red, purple and white
Ecology: Full sun                               
Water: Little or no water
Zones: 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Drosanthemum floribundum
Common Name: Rosea Pink / Ice Plant
Family: Aizoaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Succulent Perennial
Description: Grows to 6 in. but stems trail to considerable length.
Flower: Pale pink From late spring to late summer
Ecology: Full sun
Water: Little to moderate water
Zones: 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Pratia pedunculata / Laurentia fluvitalis.
Common Name: Isotoma, Blue Star Creeper.
Family: Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae)
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Bright green, nearly stemless, 1/4-in. leaves.
Flower: Tiny star shaped Blue or White flowers
Ecology: Full sun to Partial shade in hottest climates
Water: Regular water
Zones: 4-9, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
Common Name: Ivy (English Ivy shown in picture)
Family: Araliaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Evergreen vines
Description: Appreciated for its ability to cover quickly over large areas
Leaf forms and shapes vary by species. Shades of green and variegated forms
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: Zones 3-24
   
Botanical Name: Lantana montevidensis
Common Name: Lantana Trailing
Family: Verbenaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Evergreen / Shrubs
Description: Grows up to 2 ft. high with branches trailing up to 3 ft.
Flower: Colors include Purple and White
Ecology: Full sun
Water: Little to moderate water
Zones: 8-10, 12-24 Annuals Elsewhere
   
Botanical Name: Lysimachia nummularia
Common Name: Moneywort / Creeping Jenny
Family: Primulaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: 4-8in. High, spreading 2ft. or more, rooting as it goes.
Flower: Yellow
Ecology: Full Sun or Partial shade
Water: Moderate to Regular
Zones: 1-9, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Myoporum parvifolium
Common Name: Myoporum
Family: Myoporaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Shrubs
Description: Grows 3-6 in. high, 9 ft. wide. Good on banks and slopes.
Flower: Pink or White.
Ecology: Full sun
Water: Little to moderate water
Zones: 8,9, 12-24.
   
Botanical Name: Osteospermum fruticosum
Common Name: African Daisy, Freeway Daisy
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: 6-12 in high. Spreading rapidly by spreading rooting stems.
Flower: Daisy like flowers in Purple or White or mixture of these two colors
Ecology: Full sun
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 8-9, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Pachysandra terminalis
Common Name: Pachysandra, Japanese Spurge.
Family: Buxaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: 8-12 in. high. Evergreen leaves are shiny dark green.
Flower: Small white flowers are borne in 1-2 in. spikes
Ecology: Partial to full shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 2-10, 14-21.
   
Botanical Name: Mentha pulegium
Common Name: Pennyroyal
Family: Lamiaceae
Classification: Perennial / Ground cover
Description: Creeping plant 4 in. High, bright green nearly round leaves.
Flower: Small lavender flowers in tight, short whorls
Ecology: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Water: Regular
Zones: 4-24
   
Botanical Name: Persicaria capitata
Common Name: Polygonum ( KnotWeed)
Family: Polygonaceae
Classification: Perennial /  Ground cover/ Annual in Colder Climates
Description: 3-6in. high; spreads indefinitely by rooting stems.
Flower: Small round head flowers are pink.
Ecology: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Water: Regular
Zones: 8, 9, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Common Name: Rosemary Prostratus
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Classification: Evergreen Shrub
Description: 2ft. Tall, with 4-8ft. Spread.
Flower: Pale lavender-blue
Ecology: Full Sun
Water: Little to Moderate
Zones: 4-24
   
Botanical Name: Erigeron karvinskianus
Common Name: Santa Barabara Daisy
Family: Asteraceae ( Compositae)
Classification: Perennial / Ground cover
Description: Trailing plant 10-20in. High, 3ft. Wide. Leaves 1 in. long.
Flower: White or Pinkish
Ecology: Partial Shade in Hottest Climates
Water: Regular
Zones: 8, 9, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Santolina chamaecyparissus
Common Name: Lavender Cotton
Family: Asteraceae                                          
Classification: Evergreen Shrub
Description: To 2ft. Tall, Brittle woody stems, finely divided grey leaves.
Flower: Bright yellow
Ecology: Full Sun
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 2-24
   
Botanical Name: Sedum
Common Name: Stonecrop (Cape Blanco Shown in picture)
Family: Crassulaceae
Classification: Succulent Perennials
Description: Fleshy leaves, highly variable
Flower: Small, Star-shaped flowers, vary in size, and color.
Ecology: Full sun
Water: Little to moderate water
Zones: Vary by Species
   
Botanical Name: Cerastium Tomentosum
Common Name: Snow in Summer
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Forms mats of silvery gray, 3/4”leaves, 6-8” high spread 2-3 ft.
Flower: Small, snow-white in early summer
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate to Regular water
Zones: 1-24
   
Botanical Name: Trachelospermum Asiaticum
Common Name: Asian Jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Classification: Evergreen Ground cover, shrub or vine
Description: Small leaves in darker, dull green. Dense low growth habit.
Flower: Yellowish white.
Ecology: Full sun, light shade in hottest climates.
Water: Regular water
Zones: 6-24
   
Botanical Name: Fragaria chiloensis
Common Name: Ornamental Strawberry
Family: Rosaceae
Classification: Ground cover, Perennial.
Description: Forms lush compact mat, 4-8 in. high glossy dark green leaves.
Flower: White 1 inch flowers in spring
Ecology: Full sun, afternoon shade in hottest climates
Water: Regular water
Zones: 4-24
   
Botanical Name: Thymus
Common Name: Thyme
Family: Lamiaceae
Classification: Ground cover, shrubby perennials.
Description: Small, heavily scented leaves; prostrate, mat forming.
Flower: Masses of small pink flowers, attractive to Bees.
Ecology: Full sun, light shade in hottest climates.
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 1-24
   
Botanical Name: Verbena
Common Name: Verbena
Family: Verbenaceae
Classification: Ground cover, perennial, some grown as annuals
Description: Most are fast growing groundcovers.
Flower: Clusters of small flowers, various colors, usually in summer
Ecology: Full Sun, well drained summer soil
Water: Little to Regular water
Zones: 8-24
   
Botanical Name: Veronica repens
Common Name: Speedwell
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Classification: Ground cover, Perennial.
Description: Flat mat to 1” high, small, shiny green leaves
Flower: Clusters of Tiny lavender to white flowers in spring
Ecology: Full Sun, Tolerates some shade
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 3-9, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Vinca Major
Common Name: Periwinkle / Myrtle
Family: Apocynaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Long, trailing stems root as they spread, 1-2 ft high.
Flower: Lavender-blue flowers
Ecology: Full shade to partial sun in hottest climates.
Water: Regular to moderate water
Zones: 5-24.
   
Botanical Name: Vinca Minor
Common Name: Dwarf Periwinkle / Myrtle
Family: Apocynaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Smaller version of Vinca Major. 4-6 in. high.
Flower: Lavender-blue flowers, Purple, and white.
Ecology: Full shade to partial sun
Water: Regular to moderate water
Zones: 1-24.
   
Botanical Name: Dichondra micrantha
Common Name: Dichondra repens
Family: Convolvulaceae                                
Classification: Ground cover/ perennial
Description: Small, round leaves look like miniature water lily pads. 6” high.
Flower: Inconspicuous, in clusters in the leaf axils.
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 8-10, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Festuca glauca
Common Name: Blue fescue
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Classification: Ground cover / Grasses
Description: Low-growing clumping grass with narrow, needle-fine leaves.
Flower: Summer flowers in spikes.
Ecology: Full Sun; tolerates some shade
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 1-24
   
Botanical Name: Zoysia tenuifolia
Common Name: Korean Grass
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae)
Classification: Ground Cover/ Perennial
Description: Creeping-fine texture, makes a beautiful grassy meadow
Flower: Small flowers in spikes.
Ecology: Full Sun to partial shade
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 8,9, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Ophiopogon japonicus
Common Name: Mondo Grass / Mondo Grass Dwarf
Family: Lilianceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Evergreen grasslike perennial
Description: Forms a dense clump 6-8 in. high.
Flower: Light lilac flowers in short spikes.
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 5-10, 12-24
   
Botanical Name: Sagina subulata
Common Name: Irish Moss (Green)
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Dense, compact, mosslike masses of very slender leaves
Flower: Tiny white flowers in few-flowered clusters
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 1-11, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Sagina subulata
Common Name: Scotch Moss (Green-golden)
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Perennial
Description: Dense, compact, mosslike masses of very slender leaves
Flower: Tiny white flowers in few-flowered clusters
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Moderate to regular water
Zones: 1-11, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Pelargonium peltatum
Common Name: Ivy Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
Classification: Ground cover/ Perennial
Description: 1 1/2 ft tall, trailing to 3ft. Wide.
Flower: Colors  include pink, red, white, rose-pink, and lavender
Ecology: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 8, 9, 12-24.
   
Botanical Name: Duchesnea indica
Common Name: Indian mock strawberry
Family: Rosaceae
Classification: Ground cover, Perennial
Description: Bright green three leaflet leaves, trailing stems.
Flower: Yellow, 1/2” blossom, followed by small, tasteless fruit
Ecology: Sun or Shade
Water: Moderate water
Zones: 1-24
   
Botanical Name: Santolina virens
Common Name: Green santolina
Family: Asteraceae
Classification: Ground cover, Evergreen Shrub
Description: Narrow green leaves, 2ft high, 3 ft. wide.
Flower: Bright Yellow
Ecology: Full Sun
Water: Little to Moderate water
Zones: 3-9, 14-24
   
Botanical Name: Trachelospermum Jasminoides
Common Name: Star jasmine
Family: Apocynaceae
Classification: Evergreen Ground cover, shrub or vine
Description: Spreading to 2 ft. tall, 10 ft wide. Glossy green leaves.
Flower: White cluster, fragrant.
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade.
Water: Regular water
Zones: 8-24
   
Botanical Name: Muehlenbeckia axillaris
Common Name: Wire Vine
Family: Polygonaceae
Classification: Ground Cover / Shrubs and Vines
Description: Small, dense, creeping plant. 4 in. high.
Flower: Very small flowers.
Ecology: Full sun to partial shade
Water: Regular water
Zones: 3-9, 14-24.
   
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