16 Ground Cover Perennials to Try Out in Your Yard This Season

If you are looking for a way to decorate and enhance your garden this season, let’s discuss plants and flowers! Low-growing plants are amazing fit for your garden and will enrich it in smell, appearance, and versatility.

Ground cover perennials are easy to grow and need both sunny and shadowy areas to thrive. Below are the best perennial plants and flowers that will fit into your garden like a glove.

1. Liriope

Also referred to as lilyturf, this grass-like species has four variations, all considered perennials. If you are keen on the purple version of liriope, you can expect them to bloom late in the summer, right before fall.

2. Lily of the Valley

One of the most efficient perennial flower to grow, Lily of the Valley can bloom in semi-shaded areas and under moist soil. And, yes, it smells like heaven on earth!

3. Spotted Dead-Nettle

Also called Lamium maculatum, this perennial plant does not attract rabbits and other garden pests. Even more, the plant blooms for a longer time than others, beginning in mid-spring and all the way to early summer.

4. Creeping Phlox

Available in a variety of colors, including white, purple, blue, and pink, this delicate flower doesn’t grow taller than six inches and is a true beauty to have in your garden.

5. Lamb’s Ear

With outstanding silver leaves and purple blossoms, these flowers will bloom together with the arrival of spring.

6. Violet ‘Dark Freckles’

A version of the Viola sororia, this flower grows quickly and has its signature freckles which give it a particular zest. The plant blooms in deep spring and thrives in the presence of moss.

7. Corsican Mint

Bold and lovely to have at home, these flowers start blooming in summer and enjoy shade.

8. Miniature Brass Buttons

The Leptinella gruveri can thrives in moisture and enjoys morning sunlight exposure. It actually grows pretty fast and offers pale leaves and green-gold flowers sometime in late spring.

9. Dianthus ‘Sternkissen’

A version of the beloved Dianthus gratianopolitanus, this plant offers radiating pink flowers, which smell divinely. The best thing about this bloom is that it does not require plenty of water to grow properly.

10. Mazus

This purple flower gem begins blooming in mid-spring and lasts until the beginning of summer. Resistant to dryness, the plant bathes in loads of sun and loves it!

11. Blue Star Creeper

A plant easy to grow, the blue star creeper, or Isotoma fluviatilis, begins blooming by the end of spring and all the way to fall. It can also thrive in both direct and discrete sunlight, offering bright blue blooms to the most colorless of gardens.

12. Sedum ‘Baby Tears’

Shaped like a teardrop, this plant is very resistant to droughts and will provide you with adorable red blooms by autumn. And, some white blooms during summer, too!

13. Roman Chamomile

Scented to perfection, the Scented Chamaemelum Nobile likes hot and dry areas. To keep its form ideal, cut the stems back to two inches, as soon as the first blooms appear.

14. Woolly Thyme

Also called Thymus pseudolanuginosus, this herb is fragrant and offers amazing baby-pink blooms with the beginning of summer.

15. Thyme

A beloved plant, really, thyme finds it most suitable to grow between patio pavers.

16. Dwarf Impatiens

Dwarf impatiens make the perfect pathway or trail plant and complement other plants like Soleirolia soleirolii, well.

The Benefits of Looking after Garden Plants and Flowers

Aside from the aesthetic factor, plants and flowers in your garden have extraordinary health benefits as well. Particularly therapeutic to your emotional health, garden blooms can also:

  • Improve the concentration and memory, whether at home or at work.
  • Deliver an overall sense of accomplishment, happiness, and peace.
  • Speed up the healing process in humans.
  • Keep your pets happier.
  • Improve the energy and your overall performance.
  • Cleanse the air.
  • Encourage the learning process, which is why it’s favorable to keep a few blooms in your room, too.

Source: www.countryliving.com


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