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'Mat Forming Plants'

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Cornus canadensis

Cornus canadensis creates a weed-beating blanket, an ideal ground cover plant for problem areas, such as beneath trees and shrubs. It bears eye-catching white flowers from late spring, followed by colourful, bright red berries. These herbaceous plants   More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

A real winner for shady corners of the garden, Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is a robust, evergreen ground-cover plant producing a dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea of…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Juniperus communis 'Repanda'

Fantastic for evergreen ground cover, Juniperus communis 'Repanda' is a low, spreading conifer with needle-like, deep green, aromatic leaves. In winter the leaves become bronze-tinted for added interest. Perfect for suppressing weeds, creeping over rock gardens, steep…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple'

Aptly named, Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple' produces masses of bright purple flowers from early spring onwards to form a waterfall of colour. Aubretia has a spreading, mat-forming habit and is ideal for growing in rock gardens, wall crevices, patio containers…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Potentilla fruticosa 'Medicine Wheel Mountain'

Here's a lovely shrub to plant as groundcover. Potentilla fruticosa 'Medicine Wheel Mountain' grows almost prostrate, forming a mat of small grey green leaves and being covered in a mass of bright yellow flowers for many months of the summer and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'

A very pretty hardy Geranium producing clusters of silky, palest pink flowers with pink stamens, throughout June and July. Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' is a vigorous, semi-evergreen perennial with a mat-forming habit, making it ideal as a groundcover plant.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Waldsteinia ternata

Waldsteinia ternata is a shade loving, perennial, groundcover plant. It has a dense mat of weed suppressing purple-green foliage, that is quite similar to strawberry leaves. In early spring small, yellow buttercup type flowers emerge that last until late…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

This low, spreading hardy perennial is perfect for alpine troughs, creeping through rockeries, and dangling over low walls. Small, fleshy, green-blue foliage forms a dense mat of ground cover that is topped by panicles of rosy pink, starry flowers in late…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Mazus reptans 'Alba'

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese Spurge is the perfect groundcover shrub, and is also ideal for growing in areas between trees and shrubs to stop the spread of weeds. This mat-forming evergreen perennial has interesting rosettes of green-toothed, glossy leaves which cluster at the tips with…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Prince of Wales'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides 'Variegata' (Oxygenating Aquatic)

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Ponds
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Eleocharis palustris (Marginal Aquatic)

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Ponds
  • Flower Colour: Brown
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Gunnera magellanica

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hardy Geranium Collection

Collection comprises of 1 bare root plant each of Sanguineum, Sanguineum Album, Sanguineum Canon Miles, Sanguineum Max Frei, Sanguineum New Hampshire & himalayense. Plus, 100g of geranium fertiliser.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

Hardy cape daisies are plants with attitude; they survive drought and neglect and soldier on to form a pretty mat of impenetrable ground cover, which easily suppresses weeds. And after all this there's still enough energy to flower heavily from June…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum (Hardy)

Hardy cape daisies are plants with attitude; they survive drought and neglect and soldier on to form a pretty mat of impenetrable ground cover, which easily suppresses weeds. And after all this there's still enough energy to flower heavily from June…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' (Hardy)

Hardy cape daisies are plants with attitude; they survive drought and neglect and soldier on to form a pretty mat of impenetrable ground cover, which easily suppresses weeds. And after all this there's still enough energy to flower heavily from June…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit, these tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' (Large Plant)

The purple flowers of Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' make a striking contrast to the bright golden foliage. This prostrate speedwell is a mat-forming hardy perennial which creates a neat carpet of golden foliage, above which spikes of blue-purple flowers appear in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba'

Cover your shaded soil in an evergreen carpet by choosing to plant Bugle. These hardy perennials grow densely in almost all soil types, creating an impenetrable mat of evergreen foliage which cannot be invaded by weeds. Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' is…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Perennial Ground Cover Collection

Our ground cover collection brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. Front of border plants or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. This collection includes the following varieties - Arabis 'Lotti…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles'

Small in stature but big in impact! Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' produces lots of large purple-blue, upright flower spikes above neat clumps of foliage. Flowering in abundance from June to August, this herbaceous perennial is ideal for adding summer colour to the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'

Bugle plants can often be found in shady corners as their glossy, evergreen leaves flourish in dark, damp environments all year round. Not only do these hardy perennials require little to no maintenance, but they also minimise the amount of weeding required as…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Geranium cinereum 'Jolly Jewel Collection'

The dense foliage on these mat-forming plants is ideal for carpeting difficult dry, sunny banks or filling space in borders and rockeries. Plants hug the ground, meaning the weeds don't even get a look in! The 'Jolly Jewel' series boasts a fruity selection…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow'

When you take one look at the foliage of this Bugle, it's easy to see why it's been christened Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' or 'Multicolour'. Its bronze, cream, pink and yellow leaves provide interesting, dense, fast-spreading and low-growing ground cover. Blue flower spikes…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata'

This eye-catching evergreen ground-cover plant forms a dense carpet of variegated leaves with striking cream edges. Masses of violet-purple flowers smother the foliage in early and mid spring. Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata' has a spreading mat-forming…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple'

A charming evergreen ground-cover plant, which becomes carpeted in bright purple flowers in early spring. Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' has a longer flowering period than most Aubretias, flowering for up to eight weeks! With its mat-forming habit and superb…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Anagallis tenella (Marginal Aquatic)

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Ponds
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ground Cover Collection

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

Just£14.99

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