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20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Creeping Jenny comes back every year and keeps out the weeds. I love it in my flowerbeds, spreads. Great contrast color to plants and flowers.

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Dog Safe ground cover: Elfin Thyme - Monrovia - Elfin Thyme

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Creeping Sedum is fast-spreading, drought tolerant and easy to keep in check. It grows in the hot, full sun or in the shade. It doesn't seem to have any special soil requirements. In June, it's covered with tiny yellow flowers.

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alternative to grass, Green Carpet (Herniaria Glabra). drought tolerant, rarely flowers, sun or shade, handles foot traffic

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Amazing Stepable Plants for Yard and Garden

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Creeping Thyme 'purple rain' | Vigorous and Hardy ground cover | Sweet scented flowers | Stunning colour | Grows in most regions of Australia | Full Sun to part shade | Available as seeds from The Climbing Fig Online Garden Store

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Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

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Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Dragon's blood sedum may be the hardiest and most versatile of all weed-suppressing ground covers. A cultivar of the succulent Sedum spurium, Dragon's blood ('Schorbuser Blut') is hardy in Zones 3-8. Not only does it grow in full sun as well as partial shade, but it also thrives in poor soil.

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Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

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Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

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