Drought Tolerant Groundcovers for Shade
Dry shady locations can present a gardening and landscape design challenge. The palette of plants available is limited however, there are a number of attractive plant selections available. Under certain conditions groundcovers can become invasive. They may crowd out other plants in the landscape, so knowledge of plant characteristics is important before planting. The following chart lists groundcovers suitable for dry shade.
|Plant Name||Common Name||Flower Color|
|Vinca minor Common||Periwinkle||Indigo|
|Veronica pectinata||Blue Wooly Speedwell||Indigo|
|Viola corsica||Corsican Violet||Violet|
|Galium odoratum||Sweet Woodruff||White|
|Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum'||Snow on the Mountain||White|
|Sedum ternatum||Woodland Stonecrop||Creamy White|
|Arctostaphylos x coloradoensis||Panchito Manzanita||White/Red berries|
|Lamium maculatum||Spotted Dead Nettle||White/Pink|
|Bergenia cordifolia||Heartleaf Saxifrage||Pink|
|Mahonia repens||Creeping Mahonia||Yellow|
For more information, see the following Colorado State Extension fact sheet(s).
For more information, see the following Planttalk Colorado™ script(s).
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Updated Tuesday, October 13, 2015