ground cover for very shady area

Asked September 22, 2016, 10:38 PM EDT

I have an area approximately 50 feet by 200 feet that I want to add some ground cover. The area is very shady, good soil and the ground stays moist. I have been working on eliminating the buck thorn and have it mostly under control, with continued effort. It seems too shady to grow grass. I would like a ground cover that doesn't get too tall, maybe 6 inches. What would you suggest?

Scott County Minnesota shade gardening groundcovers horticulture

1 Response

Pennsylvania sedge grows. Bugle weed is a good choice. Crazy as it sounds creeping charlie is a good ground cover if it doesn't invade places you don't want it. There are other choices that are pretty.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/landscaping/ground-covers-for-rough-sites/