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Old 06-10-2011, 10:23 PM
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Good Ground Cover for shady area?


I've got a winding garden path mapped out in the north east corner of my front yard with several large berms. The path will meander through these tree covered berms. I'm thinking of lining the path with something like Monkey Grass to define the path & maybe to surround the berms, but I would like to plant some kind of ground cover on the berm areas. They get a little morning sun, but that's it. Mostly shade the rest of the day. Any ideas on what would be a good ground cover for shade? Thanks!
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:44 PM
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There are a lot of really neat sedum ground covers that can do well in shade.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:41 AM
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There are a lot of them of course. I prefer "vining" types of covers on slopes. Something you may want to think about is the leaves from the shade trees there. Choose ground cover that will tolerate vacuuming or raking to clean them up. I wouldn’t go for plants that will need a lot of dead heading or pruning for a sloping ground cover. Just to name a few...

Carpet bugle, Pachysandra, Archangel, honeysuckle, Mountain lover, blue rug juniper , running mat phlox, Cotoneaster, violets, snow on the mountain, wintercreeper, Japanese spurge...

Multiply that list by a thousand for all your choices .
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:30 AM
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The ground cover I have had the best luck with is ajuga or bugle weed. It does great in shade or part shade and mats so thickly that you doh't hve to worry about weeds. I also like creeping Jenny a lot. Some purple heart (wandering jew) mixed around adds some extra spark too. I also like my lamb's ear. All these plants of course are nice and hardy and fill in spaces quickly without being blatantly invasive.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:38 AM
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ajuga also called bugleweed...I can send you a start if you want
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