Groundcovers are plants that make a great repeating element in the garden, and serve multiple functions: Weed Suppression, Soil Stabilization, and Aesthetics. Groundcovers tie plantings together, acting as an anchor for larger landscape plants.
Just about any plant can be a groundcover if spaced correctly; the preferable species are ones that grow less than 6-9 inches tall and spread by rhizomes or seed quickly to form a solid mat.
The following plants have been selected as our top picks for native groundcovers. The species listed here will spread by roots or seed to fill in ground, resulting in a nice, weed-preventing base layer that other perennials can be planted into.
Say goodbye to boring mulch and plant a nice native groundcover!