Sunny, Hot, and Dry Encourages Blooms The Red Mountain Ice Plant, Delosperma dyeri ‘Psdold’, is an exciting new ice plant that is covered in stunning blooms from early summer until frost! The daisy-like flowers are pinkish red with creamy white centers. At only 4 inches tall, this prostrate ground cover is perfect for the rock garden or front of the border. As a ground cover, delosperma is very useful in preventing erosion. Ground covers help unify the landscape. Delosperma is good for hard to grow areas in the sun garden because they do not require much water, yet fill in very quickly. ‘Red Mountain™’ has a low-growing stature that makes it the perfect, fast-spreading, dazzling groundcover on slopes or in borders for hot, dry, and sunny locations! If you want a continuous display of glowing red flower, or you need a good container plant for hot, dry locations, this easy to grow ‘Red Mountain™’ delosperma is it! *Profusion of Pink Petals and White Centers*Drought Loving Ground Cover*Loves Heat and Sun.
A perfect groundcover for the shade! Do you have a shaded area on the north side of your house that is crying out for a hardy, sure-bet groundcover to fill in a bare spot where nothing else grows for you? Quickly fill that area with lovely Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis). Also known as Pachysandra, this shrubby, evergreen ground cover only grows 8-12 high and spreads by rhizomes to form a dense carpet of rich, dark green foliage. Not to be outdone by the showy foliage, Japanese Spurge shoots up tiny white flowers in 1-2 long spikes in early spring. The flowers are not particularly flashy, but on close inspection are quite attractive. Pachysandra can be used as a lawn substitute in shaded non-traffic areas and ground cover for shade areas. It is an excellent selection for shaded areas under shallow-rooted trees. Plant them 6 inches apart and they will completely fill your garden bed in a couple of years. This is one of few evergreens that thrives in heavy to complete shade. This makes it invaluable in some specific landscape situations. The light green looks especially good in front of darker shade tolerant evergreens, like hollies and boxwoods (of which pachysandra is a close relative). Make sure to enclose it with an edger to keep it in place. It has become invasive in some parts of the country, so check with your local USDA office if you’re concerned. If you have a tough shady spot, Japanese spurge will thrill you with its groundcover power! Order yours today! * Evergreen * Trouble-free and maintenance-free * Thrives in deep shade.
The Japanese Spurge ‘Green Sheen’, Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Sheen’, has lustrous, shiny green leaves; the sheen is so impressive you think it can’t be real! It is an evergreen ground cover, and the plant has a tidy habit which makes it a landscape winner. It grows in deep shade and is ideal for using under shallow rooted trees. Maturing at a height of 12 inches, it spreads slowly to moderately fast by underground rhizomes. ‘Green Sheen’ prefers well drained, organically rich loam and shade. It will tolerate some sun in northern zones, but needs shade in southern zones. ‘Green Sheen’ tolerates heat and humidity better than other Pachysandras. It features tiny spikes of white flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. This Pachysandra will transform otherwise bare and ugly ground areas into attractive year-round cover! This spurge is also very effective as a border plant along paths or driveway edgings and can be used as a lawn substitute in shaded non-traffic areas. ‘Green Sheen’ makes an excellent ground cover in small shady areas! * Heat and humidity tolerant* Ground cover* Shiny leaves.
Intense Yellow Thrives in Full Sun It’s that plant that when anyone sees it growing, they always say “What is that plant?”. It is that plant that stands out because of its intense yellow color of flowers and foliage. Lemon Ball Sedum, Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Ball’, is a ground cover that does not disappoint. The super sunny yellow color performs so well in the heat. Rock your rock garden with this incredible ground cover that is a xeriscape plant. Once it is established, it needs little additional water. Grow it in the sun to keep it happy. Make sure it is in well-drained soils or it will melt away. Rock gardens offer interesting nooks and crannies to tuck this guy in, and typically offer well drained soils. They also work extremely well in raised beds. Interesting, fleshy leaves are arranged around the stems, and the plants make neat matt of that incredibly brilliant yellow color. Tuck ‘Lemon Ball’ into your sunny patio pots and hanging baskets to carry that same color through your yard. Use it as a ground cover in those hot, exposed areas. They make great edging plants too. ‘Lemon Ball’ is a no brainer to grow, and will accent your landscape amazingly well. Imagine this plant with some great companions like small ornamental grasses or sedges in complementary or contrasting colors. They are great in mass plantings around roses and perennial borders too. The star like flowers are also yellow, but hard to see from a distance as the leaf color is much the same. Yellow on yellow just punching up the hot colors in your yard. Lemon Ball gets about 6” tall and can grow up to about 3 feet across after a few years. Works well in zones 7 to 11. Well-drained soils and full sun keep this plant in great shape. Division of larger chunks will keep it happy as needed. ‘Lemon Ball’ is identical to ‘Lemon Coral’, and like ‘Angelina’, but takes the heat beautifully. * Easy to grow & care * Thrives in heat & sun * Great groundcover.
Hot, Hot, Hot! Add more than a spark of color to your garden. Add Fire Alarm Coral Bells (Heuchera villosa ‘Fire Alarm’ PP24,525) and set your borders and beds ablaze! Fire Alarm’s wide leaves and strong stems are the deepest red available in the rainbow of colors that coral bells offer. The color is sharpest in the spring and the fall and only mellows a little bit in the summer. The red leaves are striking with deep green companions but for a real eye-popper try it with lime green heucheras or lemon yellow cypress (or even all three together!). Coral Bells are native to the southern U.S. and thrive under deciduous trees, but perform well in both sunny beds and shady borders. In summer Fire Alarm crowns itself with spikes of pink, bell-shaped flowers that are great to cut for ephemeral summer bouquets. Imagine a full bed of Fire Alarm Coral Bells in a molten river of color under your favorite tree or winding beside your patio or porch. In mild climates, Fire Alarm is “evergreen” and will give you great color year round. Don’t waste your time on wimpy colors – go red-hot with Fire Alarm Heuchera! Order yours today! * Striking red foliage * Sun or shade * Super easy care * Evergreen in mild climates * Very compact, perfect for containers.
Hot color for hot places! Do you have one of those spots in your garden? You know the one we mean. The one where the sun beats down all day and the dirt is cracked and dry. Where the water rolls off the surface and evaporates before it can sink in. That spot where you’d love to grow flowers, but nothing really grows there? We’d like to introduce you to Sunsparkler® Firecracker Sedum (Sedum ‘Firecracker’). Not only can this bad boy take the heat, but it even thrives in it! Sunsparkler’s are fantastic sedum cultivars that were bred to branch beautifully and vigorously, even in drought conditions. A standout among this excellent class of plants, Sunsparkler Firecracker is covered in black-cherry red foliage from April through November. In mild winter areas the thick emerald and ruby ‘leaves’ shine all year. Summertime brings hot pink flowers held high on waving ruby-red stems, lasting for over a month on the plant! Butterflies flock to the flowers for the nectar and the color stays true all season, even in the hottest and most humid weather. Don’t let that hot spot stay bare and dusty this year! Buy some Sunsparkler® Firecracker Sedum from Nature Hills today to fill it and let it become your favorite garden spot! * Loves the heat * Super easy care * Evergreen in mild climates * Compact, perfect for containers * Butterfly magnet.
Low-Growing Juniper That Changes Color! The Good vibrations Juniper is a low-growing Juniper with remarkable changing colors. Its low-growing nature would make a perfect boarder plant for your perennial bed or a terrific ground cover. This delightful Juniper is soft to the touch and changes colors with the seasons. In the spring your Juniper’s color emerges as greenish-yellow that transitions to gold for the summer months. Autumn brings an orange hue to your Juniper’s dramatic foliage, providing additional color and definition to the barren landscape. Your Good Vibrations Juniper will grow to about 2 feet tall. Its horizontal branching gracefully arches out to about 11 feet. It’s a terrific ground cover with a variety of uses for both the manicured yard and naturalized areas as well. The Good Vibrations Juniper is a drought tolerant, deer resistant plant that won’t require any of your time or energy. It’s tolerant of most conditions and generally takes care of itself. A Good Vibrations Juniper will dress up the seasons with little effort required from you. Plant a few today to fill in those bare spots in your landscape with year-round color. *Year-round color*Hardy*Deer Resistance .
Orange Foliage Fades to Yellow Coral Bells Southern Comfort, Heuchera ‘Southern Comfort’, has orange foliage that has dark veins. The leaves emerge pumpkin orange and fade to a yellow -peachy-orange as the season progresses. It grows into a tidy 14′-22′ mound with 12-14 spread. It will grow in partial shade, but does well in full shade. Stalks with tiny white bell shaped flowers emerge in summer and continue through frost. It looks especially good around the edge of borders, near variegated plants, woodland edges, rock gardens, perennial borders, or in mass to form an attractive ground cover. Excellent in partly shaded borders, under trees, and even mixed into ornamental containers on shady patios. * Orange Foliage Fades to Yellow Peachy Orange* Thrives in full shade* White Flowers Summer Through Frost.
Giant Burgundy Leaves Coral Bells Georgia Peach, Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’, has lots of burgundy purple leaves so does not get lost in a shady garden! With giant rounded leaves, it is twice the size of most coral bells, and as the season progresses, they become redder, always with a showy silver overlay! ‘Georgia Peach’ displays prays of creamy-white flowers from late-spring to midsummer. Plant it around the edge of borders, near variegated plants, woodland edges, rock gardens, perennial borders, or in mass to form an attractive ground cover; an ideal companion for hostas. This coral bell is excellent in partly shaded borders, under trees, and even mixed into ornamental containers on shady patios. Heuchera is susceptible to rot, so good drainage is essential while roots establish themselves. ‘Georgia Peach’ is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and this coral bell should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Tolerating heat and humidity, it is better than most heucheras, so it performs well even in the South where it is an evergreen. It is content in sun or shade. ‘Georgia Peach’, adds a bit of flavor to any perennial garden with its texture, vigor, and vibrant color. This cheerful plant has enough glow to catch your eye! * Huge Leaves Darken Throughout the Season* Silver Highlights in Burgundy Leaves* Sun or Shade and Heat Tolerant* Astounding color .
The Liriope ‘Variegated’, Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’, is by far one of the most popular liriope. It is also known as Liriope variegated lily-turf, so is, as its name implies, a variegated border grass! The grassy foliage is edged with creamy yellow. It has purple-blue blooms, similar to grape hyacinths, that appear on top the tidy 9 to 12 plants in early fall. The flowers are followed by very dark purple, almost black, berries. This ‘Variegated’ liriope is excellent for edging and ground covers; when planting, space 12-15 apart. The bright variegated leaves make a super edging plant that highlights partially shaded beds; brings a sense of light into darker plantings so when choosing a site, Variegated’ liriope works extremely well as a border plant, especially for edging around sidewalks. ‘Variegated’ is one of the best choices for a care-free attractive ground cover. The only thing a gardener has to do with this wonderful plant is cut back old foliage in the spring! * Evergreen* Dwarf* Variegated foliage.
Blue and Grey Covers Hot and Dry The Cauticola Sedum, Sedum ‘Cauticola’, is a succulent sedum. It has a mounding habit used frequently as a groundcover. It spreads at a more moderate pace than other sedums and can be controlled by pruning. It has low cushions of 5 purple-edged blue-gray foliage. As a bonus, butterflies love the pink starry flowers appear in late summer. The flowers prolong the season as they slowly turn carmine. ‘Cauticola’ Sedum is well suited for hot, dry, sunny areas and works well in many soil types. It makes a great plant for filling in around rocks or for the perennial border. Seed heads will die at season’s end but remain on plant. Remove old flower heads in autumn or early spring to maintain a neat appearance. * Pink Flowers Turn Carmine* Blue Grey Foliage with Purple Edges* Heat and Sun Loving Groundcover.
Stunning Silver And Orchid Foliage on a Hardy Perennial Ghost Lamium (spotted deadnettle) is an evergreen perennial with outstanding ornamental features. Plant a few where you’d like an impressive groudcover, or use them for a stand-out edging plant along borders. Ghost Lamium has amazing color and texture, perfect for your yard, or in a container on your patio. Your Ghost Lamium may be small in stature but possesses a magnificent ornamental nature. Its foliage is the main attraction, with heart-shaped leaves an adorable feature of this lush, evergreen perennial. Each dainty leaf’s silver-hue stands out amid more commonly colored plantings, impossible to miss even amid tall, colorful plants. The leave’s serrated edges and tiny veins are highlighted with various shades of green. The overall effect of your Ghost Lamium is of foliage that is a natural masterpiece in any setting. As if this weren’t enough, Ghost Lamium produces a spring bloom of petite, purple blossoms that repeat throughout the summer. The effect of the tiny spots of lavender against the green edged, silver leaves is breathtaking! Ghost Lamium will grow about 1 foot high with a 2 foot spread. It’s quite hardy and a wonderful choice when you need something fast growing or in areas where it’s a bit shady or dry. It’s deer resistant and even bunnies will pass it by. It’s a plant you can put in place and will quickly spread out. It can be left to grow naturally, or you can trim it back in winter for a neater appearance. There are few perennials with the exquisite color and texture of Ghost Lamium. Not only is it an incredibly beautiful groundcover, but is even terrific at choking back weeds wherever it’s planted. If you’re seeking a uniquely colorful groundcover that maintains some color even during the winter months, Ghost Lamium is the perennial for you this year! * Re-blooming evergreen* Drought and heat tolerant* Adaptive to a variety of conditions* Great for containers* Deer and rabbit resistant.
Spreading groundcover adds a pop of color The Wojos Jem Periwinkle, Vinca maculata ‘Wojo’s Jem’ (PP11809), is a selection of trailing vinca with creamy yellow leaf centers edged and flecked with dark green. It has large leaves and this major vinca is sometimes commonly called Wojo’s Jem Vinca Vine, Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle or Blue Buttons. Use as a spreading groundcover to brighten shade gardens. ‘Wojo’s Jem’ looks beautiful cascading down slopes, banks, walls and curbs. The violet-blue, 2-inch spring flowers, bloom sporadically into the fall season. Wojo’s Jem Vinca Vine may not survive harsh winters even if grown in a protected location; may be best utilized as an annual for pots, baskets and containers. Herbaceous perennial in warmer zones and an annual in colder zones. This vinca is best grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. The plants prefer moist, humusy soils in part shade, but tolerate close to full shade. When planting, space 8” apart for quick cover of smaller areas; space 12-18” apart to cover large areas. This vinca is pest and disease free. ‘Wojo’s Jem’ is a versatile ground cover that will brighten up shady areas and keep weeds under control in your landscape! * 2 Violet Blue Flowers* Leaves Have Yellow Centers with Edges and Flecks of Dark Green* Vigorous Part Shade Groundcover.
Versatile, High-Performing Vine If you’re seeking an evergreen vine that offers more than just average decorative appeal, look no further! Yellow-Ripple Ivy is popular for both inside and outside use…and for good reason. The foliage of Yellow-Ripple Ivy is the hallmark of this English Ivy variety, featuring 3-5 pointed leaves of remarkable color. Each leaf features green coloring with a silver/grey tint, outlined with yellow. The foliage has a delightful shape that is roughly like a bird track with variegated leaves that possess a slight, inward curvature. It’s a remarkably beautiful vine that is equally at home in a hanging basket in your living room, climbing the side of your garage or blanketing your trellis with its vibrant color and graceful nature. Your Yellow-Ripple Ivy will grow up to 6-12 inches in height and up to 2 feet long with a creeping nature or trailing habit. Yellow-Ripple Ivy will attach itself by little rootlets to walls, fences or a trellis, so it makes a wonderful ornamental cover for a variety of purposes. Yellow-Ripple likes a little shade, but will thrive in everything from full sun to shade. It’s adaptive to a variety of soils, doesn’t mind urban conditions and is disease and pest resistant. Among evergreen vines, Yellow-Ripple Ivy is certainly a prized variety. Plant this amazing vine almost anywhere in your yard this year and this colorful vine will enchant you with its hardy nature and colorful foliage. * Colorful evergreen vine* Works as a houseplant* Drought and heat tolerant.
Color Changing Groundcover The Houttuynia ‘Chameleon Plant’, Houttuynia cordata, is one of the most popular ground covers around. The Chameleon plant changes color, thus the name. You can also bring it indoors for a houseplant. Small white flowers appear from July to August, but sometimes hard to see because of its foliage. It is an extremely hardy ground cover and easy to grow but can become very invasive. Being similar in shape to English Ivy, it features boldly variegated leaves of red, pink, white, green, and yellow with a plant height of 15”. Houttuynia performs in full sun to light shade and needs a consistently moist soil in a well-drained area. They have a fresh, somewhat citrus-like scent when crushed. Use Houttuynia ‘Chameleon plant’ as a ground cover, in rock gardens, with water plants, as a houseplant, or in scented gardens. *Fragrant Foliage Changes Color*Full Sun to Light Shade*Fast Growing Groundcover.