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Recommended Hort. - shade groundcovers

Native groundcovers for shade.

Last Update: 2019-08-16

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Perennial Forb/herb 2–8 in. detail
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania Sedge Perennial Graminoid 8-10 in. detail
Carex rosea Rosy Sedge Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
Dichondra carolinensis Carolina Ponyfoot Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 in. detail
Elephantopus tomentosus Devil’s Grandmother Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Gaultheria procumbens Eastern Teaberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 2–6 in. detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hexastylis arifolia Little Brown Jug Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 in. detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Luzula acuminata Hairy Woodrush Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny-spurge Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail