ground cover

Asked April 12, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

What is best cover for North Texas for both sun and shade.

Grayson County Texas

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Creeping Juniper, (Juniperus horizontalis cultivars), ht. 1.5', wd. 4' Gray Santolina or Lavender Cotton, (Santolina chamaecyparissus), ht. 1.5', wd. 2' Sun to Shade:
*Asiatic Jasmine, (Trachelospermum asiaticum), ht. 1.5', wd. 1' Japanese Purple Honeysuckle, (Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea'), ht. 2', wd. 2' *Liriope or Lily Turf, (Liriope muscari cultivars), ht. 1.5', wd. 1' *Purpleleaf Euonymus , [may require occasional shearing], (Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata') ht. 2', wd. 1' Partial Shade to Shade:
Ajuga or Carpet Bugle, (Ajuga reptans), ht. 4", wd. 3" *English Ivy, (Hedera helix), ht. 10", wd. 1' *Mondo Grass or Monkey Grass, (Ophiopogon japonicus), ht. 9", wd. 1' Periwinkle or Vinca, (Vinca major), ht. 1', wd. 1.5'
*Madame Galen Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine, (Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'), ht. 25', wd. 12' Sun to Partial Shade:
Chinese Wisteria , (Wisteria sinensis), ht. 28', wd. 15' Sun to Shade:
Virginia Creeper [native], (Parthenocissus quinquefolia), ht. 25', wd. 3' Partial Shade to Shade:
*Boston Ivy, (Parthenocissus tricuspidata), ht. 20', wd. 8'
Lady Banksia Rose, (Rosa banksiae 'Lutea') ht. 12', wd. 12' Sweet Autumn Clematis, (Clematis paniculata), ht. 15', wd. 7' Sun to Partial Shade:
*Carolina Yellow Jessamine, (Gelsemium sempervirens), ht. 15', wd. 7' Cross Vine, (Bignonia capreolata) ht. 15', wd. 5'
Sun to Partial Shade:
*Trumpet or Coral Honeysuckle [native], Lonicera sempervirens), ht. 18', wd. 4' Partial Shade to Shade:
*English Ivy, (Hedera helix), ht. 35', wd. 5'