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Ground Cover

Daylily (HermerocallisApricot Beauty)

Soil: Wide Tolerance

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun: Partial-Full Sun

Description: A  perennial that typically grows to 3′. It has a flower that is orange with a yellow-gold center. Daylily is a highly adaptable plant. It will thrive in most soil conditions and will tolerate light shade. This plant is drought resistant and almost disease free.

Uses: It has an extensive root system that makes it an excellent plant for soil erosion areas.

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Hosta (Undulata Albo Marginata)

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Slow-Moderate

Sun : Partial Shade

Description: A nearly 2′ high , spreading plant. It has a blue-green leaf color, and a trumpet shaped lavender flower, that appears in July. 

Uses: This plant has an extensive root system that makes it an excellent plant for erosion control. It is also typically disease resistant.

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Pachysandra (Buxaceae)

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Sun : Shade-Partial Shade

Description: 1′ tall trailing evergreen. Spikes of snowy flowers that bloom in April. Grows best in shade and acidic soil. Good cover under trees and shrubs.

Uses: A great plant for ground cover in rock gardens or on banks.

 


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