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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote Looking for a groundcover that can handle the worst and still come back for more? These are the plants that were chosen by customers, growers and retailers as the best at handling cold winters, heavy traffic and “mean” conditions.


  • zqueenify 3 years ago

    Can you help me find some place that sells the seeds

  • Garden Time TV 3 years ago

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. You know, all you have to do to find out the listing of the plants is to go to the website listed on the screen. In all our stories, we list a website (and sometimes a phone number to call) for more information. Our stories are intended to give basic information, with a link to get more info.

  • Paige Weeks 3 years ago

    Wish I could catch the names of each one. :(

  • Deggie Monroy 3 years ago

    thanks for the info- please list plants for us, too fast for me a beginner to try and catch up with the names-

  • Katie Macormic 3 years ago

    could you technically use vines for ground cover?

  • italianannamaria 3 years ago

    For those of you who could not understand the names of the plants, check out the "stepables" website. The link to their lawn substitutes is here —

  • Joseph Dezordi 3 years ago

    this is useless as no scientifc names

  • radrickdavis 3 years ago

    Any good lawn replacement ideas that can be grown easily from seed to cover a large area? I always see these Stepables at garden centers, but they are so small. Wouldn't you have to buy a ton of them or wait forever for them to spread across the entire yard? I need an easy solution, otherwise the family is going to insist on tanbarking everything so they can avoid mowing.

  • Jace Perry 3 years ago

    Which one of these does not bloom a flower in order to avoid bee's? Thank you!

  • Carmelina Todaro 3 years ago

    Need ground cover to replace grass and withstand dog play and urine. 

  • Jeff Wortham 3 years ago

    Some of these are new to me but Blue Star creeper isn't. In northern California we stopped using it years ago because it 'creeps' into the lawn and then you are hard pressed to get it out. This is very invasive here if it gets happy. If you can keep it away from lawn then I don't have a problem with it. 

  • June Li 3 years ago

    Blue Star Creeper, I like it.

  • June Li 3 years ago

    Are they good for Southern CA too?

  • Feliz Dao 3 years ago

    1. Sedum John Creech.
    2. Elfin Thyme.
    3. Lotus Plenus (Double Bird Foot Trefoil).
    4. Woolly Thyme.
    5. Mazus Reptans Purple.
    6. Blue Star Creeper.
    7. Irish Moss.
    8. Scoth Moss.
    9. Ajura Chocolate Chip Bugleweed.
    10. Golden Creeping Jenny.

  • BobsPlumbingVideos 3 years ago

    You should have the name of each ground cover show up on screen as you name it. It would make it easier to the novice who is trying to make a decision!

  • aburkett18 3 years ago

    Vince vines, or periwinkles, are also great ground covers that are durable for walking on and they also do not allow weeds to grow, great to grow around hardy shrubs and trees. But, take caution because they will strangle smaller, more fragile plants if not maintained!

  • Peter Lance 3 years ago

    For those, like me, who weren't able to clearly hear the names:

    1.   Sedum 'John Creech'   
    2.   Elfin Thyme  
    3.   Lotus Corniculatus 'Plenus'      
    4.   Wooly Thyme    
    5.   Mazus reptans 'Purple'    
    6.   'Blue Star Creeper'  
    7.   Irish Moss    
    8.   Scotch Moss  
    9.   Ajuga x 'Chocolate Chip'     
    10. Lysimachia 'Golden Creeping Jenny' 

  • A Cat Makes A Purrfect Pal 3 years ago

    After listening to this, I would really appreciate if you could list the names of the "top ten."  I would love to know the name of the plant that is "great when you walk on it."  Thanks for this info, but PLEASE PROVIDE THE SPELLING OF THE NAMES!

  • Linda Puiatti 3 years ago

    I can't understand the names of the plants, would help if you said their names clearly or put the name in text over the image.

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