Ground cover

Asked August 5, 2019, 10:08 AM EDT

What is the best native ground cover for a partly sunny area that will help prevent weeds and add aesthetic appeal? Perhaps something that flowers or s few different ground covers that could be planted together in the same area. The area is on a bit of an incline.

Anne Arundel County Maryland groundcovers plant selection

1 Response

For an area in partial sun, you could try a combination of these native plants:

  • Golden groundsel (Packera aurea) - evergreen groundcover, reseeds vigorously, yellow flowers on 1' tall stems in the spring
  • Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)
  • Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pennsylvanica) - slow grower but eventually fills in densely
  • Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata) - pink or white flowers
  • Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
See other choices listed on the following pages:
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/groundcover-list
https://www.plantnovanatives.org/groundcovers

Christa