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Spreading Junipers III / Juniperus

Juniperus horizontalis ‘Limeglow’ (syn. ‘Lime Glow’) – A perfect evergreen groundcover or accent plant with bright lime green new growth that shifts to a coppery-bronze in winter. It is reasonably fast growing, tolerates urban pollution and is drought tolerant once established. … Continue reading

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Unusual Conifers II

Pinus sylvestris ‘Green Penguin’ – A dwarf pyramidal to columnar form of Scotch Pine with unusual green needle clusters of longer older needles and shorter new ones. It only grows about 2-3″ a year and is considered a hardy substitute for … Continue reading

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Low-Growing Sedums

Sedum cautiola – A highly attractive foliage perennial with rounded bluish-grey leaves that often have rose to burgundy highlights around the edges. This native of Japan is herbaceous in nature and features purplish-pink flowers in early autumn that fade to … Continue reading

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Groundcover Thymes

Thymus praecox ‘Purple Carpet’ – A hardy seedling selection that was discovered by Heritage Perennials with distinct mauve-pink flowers in June and July. The growth habit is somewhat similar to ‘Coccineus’ making it an excellent choice for growing between patio … Continue reading

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Groundcovers IV

Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’ – I’ll be the first to admit that this is probably one of the most invasive plants in cultivation, but for contained areas in part to full shade it definitely fills in fast. Snow-on-the-Mountain or Bishop’s Weed … Continue reading

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Hypericum / St. John’s Wort

Hypericum calycinum -A subshrub that is commonly sold as an aggressive groundcover, useful for covering slopes. It is semi-evergreen and bears bright yellow starry blooms from July to August. This St. John’s Wort spreads by underground stems and produces green … Continue reading

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Veronica / Speedwell

Veronica ‘First Love’ – A compact hybrid Speedwell with spikes of eye-catching bright pink flowers from June through to August when deadheaded. These are borne over compact mid-green foliage that averages 6 to 8″ high. An excellent choice for massing … Continue reading

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