Spreading Plants

Spreading Plants


When planning the layout of your garden, you may think about planting some spreading plants to cover the ground quickly and nicely. Actually, you have a number of options to choose from. Some plants have good reputation for spreading around where they are planted. At the same time, you should also pay attention some negative issues about these plants regarding their potential invasive habits.


Purple Creeping Mazus is a commonly used ground cover plants for many gardens. They can from a green carpet for your backyard even in cold winter days. In summer, they can also produce some colorful purple flowers to add extra decorative values. They can live for a long time, and need very little maintenance during its growth. The height of the plant will not exceed two inches, making it a good choice for covering the ground and some gaps. They prefer moist environment with well-drained soil. They also like full sunlight to grow happily.

Creeping Emerald Blue Phlox is another choice for covering purposes. It can effectively suppress the growth of weeds underneath. They can also fill the cleavages and gaps of the stones and bricks easily, adding extra green color to them. They can bloom beautiful pink flowers in summer. Trailing Periwinkle is a beautiful evergreen plant with dense leaves. It can also form a flat soft carpet in summer. They will bear colorful blue flowers in spring. These ground spreading plants can be a very good partner to help you decorate your summer gardens and suppress the growth of weeds and other harmful plants.

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