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Got problems? Groundcovers have solutions!

Oh, how gracious groundcovers can be. Here at the nursery, for every architectural specimen, standout shrub or showy bloomer, there's a hard-working little fella doing it's job at their feet, often with little complaint and stellar results! We use groundcovers extensively in our demo beds to smooth over patchy spots, cover up knobby ankles and spectacularly spill over the edge of rock walls and containers. You don't know how much you need them, until you plant them and see how beautifully they tie the garden together!

Some of our favorite groundcovers make terrific replacement lawns, requiring far less water and maintenance than the conventional kind. Spreading by stolons, roots or shoots, they can form a weed-supressing mat that not only keeps out unwanted seedlings, but helps stabilize loose soil on hillsides and slopes. Some are choice for hot parking strips, difficult spaces and even dry shade. Others can handle a little light foot-traffic and are perfect between pavers and along paths. Check out our complete list of groundcovers and see what they can do for you!

Gorgeous groundcovers AVAILABLE NOW!

Falkia repens "Little Ears" Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'

Falkia repens "Little Ears"
Rewarding and reliable year after year, lush, fast growing Falkia makes a weed-suppressing EVERGREEN carpet of glossy rounded foliage only 2-4” tall x 3’ wide. Starry 1.5” white or pink flowers appear early Spring thru Summer! Low maintenance and EASY. Adaptable to sun or part shade.

Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall'
Smothering itself off and on all season with 1” lavender-blue stars, this high-performance selection is the perfect fast growing groundcover in part shade beds. EASY and long-lived. Adaptable and evergreen/everblooming in mild Winter areas. Drought tolerant. Hardy to USDA zone 4.

Cotula ‘Big Yellow Moon’ Helianthemum nummularium 'Belgravia Rose'

Cotula lineariloba ‘Big Yellow Moon’ 
Fantastical 1" buttons above a spilly, fast-spreading mat just 6" tall and 3' wide make this a primo front-of-border bloomer Spring thru Summer! Ferny evergreen foliage is a textural treat. Ultra-fun and easy to grow! Deer resistant. Hardy USDA zone 7.

Helianthemum nummularium 'Belgravia Rose'
A "sun rose" that grows great in the foggy Bay Area! To 8" tall x 3' wide, it's super for tumbling over the edge of a bed or container. Blooms en masse, practically smothering the silver foliage Spring to Fall! Drought/heat tolerant. Hardy USDA zone 4.

Zauschneria cana ‘Calistoga Hybrids’ Ajuga reptans 'Catlin’s Giant'

Zauschneria cana ‘Calistoga Hybrids’
A groundcovering CA native with HUGE hummer attracting flowers that smother showy grey-green leaves on a low-water, low-maintenance, deer/drought tolerant plant. To 1-2’ high and 2-4’ wide. Clay soil OK. Hardy USDA zone 7.

Ajuga reptans 'Catlin’s Giant'
Extra large 6-10" violet blue flowers make this award-winning "Carpet Bugle" a standout. Tough and easy, it thrives under oaks or conifers. Adaptable to part sun/deep shade, sandy/clay soils, moist/dry. Deer/drought tolerant. Hardy USDA zone 3.

Lippia repens Satureja douglasii “Yerba Buena”

Lippia repens
One of the best lawn substitutes, especially for difficult areas where nothing grows! Highly adaptive to wet, dry, even clay soil, plant 2’ apart for a quick, dense, creeping turf only 2” tall or use it for erosion control. CA native. Shear flowers periodically if bees are a problem. Hardy USDA zone 8!

Satureja douglasii “Yerba Buena”
CLAY, SAND and SHADE TOLERANT, this SF native grows well under oaks and makes a lush, flat, evergreen groundcover for shade - talk about a problem solver! To 6’ across and up to 2" tall. Fantastic as a trailer or in a hanging basket! Deer resistant, hardy to USDA zone 7!

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
Business Office: 801 Chesley Ave. Richmond, CA, 94801
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