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Ground Cover

Daylily (HermerocallisSunset)

Soil: Wide Tolerance

Growth Rate: Fast

Sun Exposure: 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. 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 Exposure: 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. Hosta will tolerate sun, and grows best in well-drained soils. This plant has an extensive root system that makes it an excellent plant for erosion control. It is also disease resistant.

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Pachysandra (Buxaceae)

Soil: Moist-Well Drained

Growth Rate: Moderate

Sun Exposure: 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.

 


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