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Blue Perennial Ground Coveror

Blue Perennial Ground Coveror

Blue Perennial Ground Cover

blue perennial ground cover. Is it something you have to wonder about? It’s one of the many questions we’ve asked and the one that got the most attention in the forum. We describe this type of ground cover as a slow-growing, articulate type of grass that provides texture and a blend of color, variety and form in plantings.Creeping Thyme. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Blooms all summer long. Will tolerate all soil types, is drought tolerant, rabbit and deer resistant. This old-fashioned perennial has a year round display of color. In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies and can be grown throughout the country. Zones 4 - 9.

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Ground cover that flowers with blue blossoms supports your color palette, setting off complementary oranges and soothing hot red blooms. When searching for a ground cover that fulfills the required blue tones, one of the most critical elements is knowing the total amount of sunlight the bed receives. This ensures that the ground cover can bloom in your garden.A sunny bed is defined as one that receives six or more hours of sunlight. The sunlight needn't occur all at once – some areas may receive strong morning sun and then more gentle sun in the afternoon. Creeping rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus') is officially a small shrub but works very well as a low-lying ground cover for full-sun locations, reports Fine Gardening.

Shady locations can be challenging when searching for the right ground cover, especially when you have a specific color palette in mind. These locations may receive no direct sunlight, or less than 2 hours of sunlight per day. Lesser periwinkle (Vinca minor), also called creeping myrtle, is a hardy evergreen ground cover that blooms in shade. It grows 6 to 12 inches high, producing shiny, dark green leaves that last year-round. When you have a spot in your garden that gets some sunlight but not more than four hours, you need a plant that can tolerate partial shade and still bloom. Speedwell (Veronica peduncularis) provides masses of flowers that act as a weed suppressant and is also a good ground cover option when planting bulbs. Producing a mat of bright blue flowers in summer, the 'Georgia Blue' cultivar grows 4 to 6 inches tall, and according to Monrovia, its leaves turn an attractive purplish-bronze in autumn. Speedwell thrives in USDA zones 4 through 8. (Source:homeguides.sfgate.com)

 

 

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