Ground Covers

Ground covers are not only lovely to look at but fill a need by holding soil in place, keeping weeds out and providing cover for birds, and other small animals. You can use them where you can't or don't want to mow. This would include hills or vast open areas that would be too cumbersome to mow,  and you'll save fuel too. Using a native ground cover provides more habitat potential than grass or non-native ground covers. 


Sunny Ground Covers:

  • Creeping Phlox - Phlox subulata

  • Creeping Juniper - Juniperus horizontalis 

  • Barren Strawberry - Geum fragarioides

  • Bear Berry - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

  • Three-toothed Cinquefoil - Sibbaldiopsis tridentata 

  • Canada Anemone - Anemone canadensis

  • Zig-Zag Goldenrod - Solidago flexicaulis

  • Nodding Wild Onion  - Allium cernuum 

  • Butterflyweed - Asclepias tuberosa 

  • Pennsylvania sedge - Carex pensylvanica

  • Little Bluestem - Schizachyrium scoparium 

  • Obedient Plant - Physostegia virginiana

  • Flowering Raspberry - Rubus odoratus

  • Prairie Smoke - Geum triflorum

  • Golden groundsel - Packera aurea  (Moist soil)

  • Pussy Toes - Antennaria plantaginifolia ​

  • Robin's Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus var. pulchellus 'Lynnhaven Carpet' 

Shade Ground Covers:

Phone: 585-750-6288

8030 Story  Road

Dansville, NY 14437