Sun and Shade Groundcovers 

Aptenia 'Red Apple'

Baby Sun Rose

Grows to 12 inches high by 36 inches wide. Prefers cool sun and shade. hardy to 15 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen groundcover. Low water needs once established. Pink flowers year round. Attracts bees.

 

Available in flats.

Arctostaphylos edmundsii par. 'Bert Johnson'

Bert Johnson Manzanita 

Slow growing spreading evergreen ground cover. Grows 12 inches high by 6 feet wide. Prefers sun or light shade. Hardy to 10 degrees F. White and Pink flwoers blooming through summer and winter. California Native. Drought tolerant once established. 

Armeria Maritima

Pink Sea Thrift

Grows to 5 to 8 inches high by 8 to 10 inches wide. Perfers sun or part shade. Hardy to 15 degrees F. Medium growing, spreading perennial. Requires regular watering. Prefers well drained soil. Pink to white flowers. Blooms for 6 to 8 weeks in the begginning of spring. 

 

Available in flats and 1 gallon containers. 

Ceanothus Yankee Point

Wild Lilac

Grows to 2 to 3 feet high by 8 to 10 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Slow growing upright evergreen shrub or groundcover. Little water requirements once established. 

 

Available in 1 and 5 gallon containers. 

Cerastium tomentosum

Snow and Summer 

Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen groundcover. White trumpet flowers. Prefers sun or part shade. Blooms for 6 to 8 weeks beginning in May. Grows to 6 to 8 inches high and spreads 18 to 24 inches wide. Prefers good, well drained soil. Nice silvery foliage is attractive most of the year. 

Convolvulus mauritanicus

Ground Morning Glory 

Grows to 12 to 24 inches high by 2 to 3 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 5 degrees F. Fast growing, spreading evergreen perennail. Low to moderate watering. Does well in containers. Lavender blue flowers blooming from June until Novembers. Round gray green leaves. Prune in late winter.

 

Available in 1 gallon containers. 

Cottoneaster dammeri

Bearberry Cottoneaster 

Grows to 3 to 6 inches by 6 to 15 feet. Prefers sun or part shade. Hardy to 10 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Little to moderate watering. Spreading evergreen groundcover. White flowers in the spring. Red-orange berries in the fall. Does well in containers and on hillside. 

 

Available in 1 gallon containers. 

Cottoneaster Procumbens

Queen of Carpet 

Grows to 3 to 6 inches high by 4 to 6 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen grougndcover. 

 

Available in 1 gallon containers. 

Delosperma cooperi

Cooper's iceplant 

Grows to 4 to 6 inches high.Prefers full sun. Hardy to 5 degrees F. Slow growing, spreading evergreen perennial. Requires little watering. Succulent works great in rock gardens. Does well in containers. Purple daisy flower in spring and summer. 

 

Available in flats.

Delosperma yellow

Iceplant

Grows to 12 inches hight by 24 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Compact medium grower, spreading perenial. Prefers good soil and tolerates drought. Tender succulent plant. white flowers in July.

 

Available in flats.

Delosperma orange

Iceplant

Grows to 12 inches hight by 24 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Compact medium grower, spreading perenial. Prefers good soil and tolerates drought. Tender succulent plant. Orange flowers in July.

 

Available in flats.

Delosperma

Disneyland White

Grows to 12 inches hight by 24 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Compact medium grower, spreading perenial. Prefers good soil and tolerates drought. Tender succulent plant. White flowers in July.

 

Available in flats.

Dymondia margereta

Silver Carpet 

Grows to12 inches high by 12 inches wide. Perfers full sun. Hardy to 30 degrees F . Medium growing evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once estabilshed. Good by seaside. Great use for inbetween flagstones. Great lawn replacer. yellow flowers in summer.  

 

Available in flats.

Erigeron karvinskianus

Santa Barbara Daisy 

Grows to 1 to 2 feet high by 3 to 5 feet wide. Prefers sun or shade. Hardy to 20 degrees F. Fast growing evergreen groundcover. Drought tolerant once established. White flowers in the spring and fall.

 

Available in flats and 1 gallon containers.

Festuca ovina 'glauca'

Blue Fescue 

Grows to 8 to 12 inches hight. Prefers full sun. Hardy to -25 degrees F. Medium growing evergreen groundcover. Requires little watering. Excellent boarder plant with mounding silvery blue blades. 

 

Available in flats and 1 gallon containers. 

Gazania rigens

Aztec Orange 

Grows to 6 to 8 inches high by 12 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 34 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once established. Requires light, sandy soil. Allow soil to dry between watering. Orange blossoms. 

 

Available in flats.

Gazania rigens

Giant Violet Bicolor

Grows to 6 to 8 inches high by 12 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 34 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once established. Requires light, sandy soil. Allow soil to dry between watering. Violet bicolor blossoms. 

 

Available in flats.

Gazania Hybrid

Sunburst White

Grows to 6 to 8 inches high by 12 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 34 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once established. Requires light, sandy soil. Allow soil to dry between watering. Silver foliage contrasts with yellow blossom. 

 

Available in flats.

Gazania

Sunshine Mix

Grows to 6 to 8 inches high by 12 inches wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 34 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once established. Requires light, sandy soil. Allow soil to dry between watering. Yellow blossoms. 

 

Available in flats.

Grevillea Lanigera 'Coastal Gem'

Coastal Gem

Grows to 1 feet high by 4 to 5 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Drought tolerant. Pink/white flowers year round. Medium growth rate. Creeping groundcover. 

 

Available in 1 gallon containers. 

Lantana montevidiensis

Trailing Lantana 

Grows to 1 to 2 feet high and 3 to 5 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Requires low to moderate watering. Spreading evergreen groundcover. Does well in containers. Coarse dark green foliage, sometimes tinged with reds. Purple flowers, blooms almost continuously.

 

Available in flats and 1 gallon containers.

Myoporum parvifolium Pink

Pink Myoporum

Grows to 3 to 4 inches hight by 6 to 10 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F, Fast growing spreading, evergreen groundcover. Low water requirements. Pink flowers in the spring. Purple berries in the late spring. Dense bright green foliage on ground hugging plant. 

 

Available in flats.

Myoporum parvifolium white

White Myoporum

Grows to 3 to 4 inches hight by 6 to 10 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 25 degrees F, Fast growing spreading, evergreen groundcover. Low water requirements. White flowers in the spring. Purple berries in the late spring. Dense bright green foliage on ground hugging plant. 

 

Available in flats.

Osteospermum

White African Daisy 

Grows to 18 inches to 20 inches high by 24 inches wide. Perfers full sun. Fast growing upright perennial groundcover. Drought tolerant once established. Heat tolerant. Blooms white flowers in early summer to early fall.  Needs well drained soil. Does well in containers. 

 

Available in flats.

Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'

Trailing Rosemary

Grows to 2 feet high by 4 to 8 feet wide. Prefers full sun. Hardy to 20 degrees F. Fast growing spreading evergreen ground cover. Drought tolerant once established. Blue flowers almost year round. Gopher resistant.

 

Available in flats, 4" and 1 gallon containers.

Sagina subulata

Irish Moss

Grows to 6 inches high by 9 inches wide. Prefers full sun or partial shade. Hardy to 25 degrees F. Slow growing evegreen groundcover. Requires moderate to regular watering. Deer resistant. Great use inbetween flagstones. 

 

Available in flats.

Sedum brevifolium

Stonecrop

Grows to 6 inches high to 6 to 12 inches wide. Prefers sun or light shade. Medium growth rate. Spreading succulent ground cover. Great for rock gardens. Drought tolerant once established. White flowers in mid summer. 

 

Available in flats.

Sedum Rubrotinctum

Jelly Bean Plant 

Grows to 5 to 10 inches high. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Medium growth rate, Spreading succulent groundcover. Requires moderate watering. Yellow flowers in the spring and winter. 

 

Available in flats.

Sedum spurium stonecrop

Dragon's Blood

Grows to 6 inches high by 12 to 15 inches wide. Prefers the full sun. Medium growth rate. Spreading succulent ground cover. Requires average watering. Pink flowers in the late summer. 

 

Available in flats and 4" containers.

Soleirolia Soleirolii

Baby Tears

Grows to 6 inches high by 9 to 12 inches wide. Prefers shade. Hardy to 20 degrees F. Medium growing, spreading evergreen groundcover. Does not tolerate dry soil. Requires consistently moist soil. White flowers in mid spring.

 

Available in flats.

Thymus praecox

Mother of Thyme

Grows to 6 inches high by 15 to 18 inches wide. Prefers the full sun to light shade. Hardy to 10 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Spreading evergreen groundcover. Average water needs. Attractive to bees and butterflies. Purple blooms in mid summer. Deer & Rabbit Resistant. 

 

Available in flats.

Thymus praecox 'Elfin'

Creeping Thyme 'Elfin Thyme'

Grows to 6 inches high by 9 to 12 inches wide. Prefers sun or light shade. Hardy to 20 degrees F. Medium growth rate. Drought tolerant once established. Creeping perennial groundcover. Shows violet blooms in mid summer. Great usse for inbetween flagstones. Deer & Rabbit Resistant. 

 

Available in flats.

Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Wooly thyme

Grows to 6 inches high by 12 inches wide. Herbaceous evergreen perennial groundcover. Pale pink flower blooms from June to July. Prefers full sun. Drought tolerant. Attracts Butterflies. Needs well drained soil. Deer & Rabbit Resistant. 

 

Available in flats.

Viola hederacea

Australian Violet

Grows to 6 inches high by 6 inches wide. Prefers light shade. Requires regular watering. Medium growth rate. Blooms repeatedly. White with purple centered blooms. Spreading evergreen ground cover. does well in containers. Good trailing plant. 

 

Available in flats.

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