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Top 8 best groundcover perennial plants for garden decoration

Top 8 best groundcover perennial plants for garden decoration

Groundcover perennials – plants No. 1 for garden with excellent decorative properties, in addition, they prevent the drying of the soil and growth of weeds. These plants are unpretentious and don’t need special care, grow well in the shade and in the sun, and the root system of podvorotnya growing roots deep into the soil, and in width, they form a beautiful natural carpet. Their leaves and shoots are good in themselves, and in the flowering period, these plants look and is luxuriously.

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Ground cover plants for the garden are of different types and perennials, vines, and ornamental grass, and bulbous, and stunted shrubs.

Varieties young

The composition of species in the young pot — plants are not blooming, but look very impressive due to the wonderful shape of leaves and their different color

The use of podvorotnya in garden design

Due to the high decorative groundcover widely used by vacationers – they can be used to make beautiful miniature compositions to use as background to create Alpine gardens, planting between stones in a rockery, they look beautiful and along paths and flower beds in combination with other colors.

For a large open space more suitable for large plants of this type, for example, rodgersia. In small areas looks great carnation, variety of Sedum, lilies and other miniature povorotnyi.

Here are some tips about how beautiful it is to plant groundcover in the garden:

  • plant groundcover perennial flowers of different species groups to the colors of the leaves, their blossoms, height and shape are contrasted with each other;
  • plants of the same species look picturesquely planted in large groups or as a frame of flower beds;
  • when planting, keep in mind that the group will grow rapidly in width, connected together and forming a real live carpet;
  • it is important to control the population and occupied by the group area if you don’t plan to any time soon, she occupied the territory allocated for other colors.

As mentioned above, care povorotami very simple. Every year in the spring the plants need to be mulched and weeded. At the end of the season deleted lost beauty shoots, leaves. The plants are unpretentious, so to feed them and in what quantities, solves the situation every gardener.

Best groundcover perennials

Option #1 — Sedum (stonecrop)

This drought-resistant perennial groundcover flowering plant. There are kinds of Sedum, which can be successfully combined, planting in the garden. The plant is perfect for creating Alpine garden as decorative properties, and in terms of conditions – grows well in dry soil.

Blooming Sedum

Sedum blooms so abundantly that you can’t even see the leaves. But the leaves of this plant, any variety, have high decorative effect, the plant is undemanding and widely used, receiving people in the name of «kovarcik»

Half-shrub is very handsome Sedum with pink or crimson flowers. It can be used for group plantings in the flower bed, the lawn, to create mixed borders, in ground vases, rockeries and perennial borders.

Subshrub Sedum

Subshrub Sedum — luxury Bush will beautify the garden looks exotic and very attractive. Looks good in combination with greens or in single crop on the gravel along the tracks

Option #2 — the young (Sempervivum)

It is a plant genus of Crassulaceae with a beautiful rosette of thick leaves, shaped like a rose. It is also called stone rose.


Houseleek — a great stone rose. Even using a single plant can create a catchy, attractive composition

Young varieties are many – with different shape and color of the leaves. Flowering plants – June-August. Its flowers are as beautiful as the leaves are beautiful flowers with a purple or pink flowers.

The young flowering

The young flowers are as good as the leaves. And in the flowering period, and when it will end, young looks to be original, and to grow this undemanding plant can in any part of the garden. It looks especially good in pots, if you plant several varieties in one container

Option #3 — saxifrage

Saxifrage is able to create a garden picturesque hummocks of mossy plants or areas with beautiful small flowers. Like most groundcover, there are many species of this plant. Saxifrage was created in order to beautify their appearance, to animate groups of stones.

The most common types of saxifrage – Saxifraga-young of colaris, cotyledon (totalistic), soddy mossy plants Saxifraga, saxifrage lush.


Bump of mossy plants among the stones, formed by the saxifrage, looks original and attracts attention. Use it to create compositions using rocks


Saxifrage is not in vain got this name — it seems that the flowers break the stones, sprouting between the cracks, talking about the eternal mystery of life

Option #4 — carnation

Carnation – podvorotni subshrub with graceful, delicate flowers. The flowers reach three inches in diameter, are semi-double and double, pink, white and red.

carnation pinnate

There are many varieties of carnations, but the Cirrus is one of the most interesting. Fancy petals intertwined, forming a thin web

Terry clove

Luxurious Terry clove good in single crop looks very nice in the gravel garden, among the pebbles and gravel, decorative sand mounds

The plant likes moist soil and good lighting. Gardeners often grow it in the rock garden.

Option #5 — spices and aromatic herbs

These include lemon balm, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage. Aromatic herbs not only decorate your garden but also allow you to cook a delicious healthy tea. They bloom beautifully in June and July, have decorative leaves that look great in the flowerbed, and along the track. Especially good sage, his bright blue and purple high arrows will adorn the bright area in the garden.


The sage is a beautiful decorative properties. It blooms for quite a long time, decorating the meadows and clearings in nature. In a Sunny spot, this plant will beautify your garden

Option #6 — periwinkle (Vinca), and a large

This undemanding plant can grow in one place up to six years, forming on the ground a carpet of soft blue flowers and graceful (sometimes with white edges) leaves. In recent times for decoration of flower beds used varieties of periwinkle, pink, raspberry and red colors. Periwinkle is remarkable that grows very rapidly, displacing even the weeds. Grows well in shade, on rocky soil. Using periwinkle, you can create a beautiful ridges, planting it to create a carpet under the trees along the tracks have curbs.

varieties of periwinkle

Classic periwinkle blue color, but the decor of the garden, in the flower beds today are increasingly used Magenta, white and red colors, allowing the creation of a single periwinkle beautiful song

Periwinkle large – shrub, in gardens it is less common, the flowers have a larger reach five centimeters in diameter.

Periwinkle large

a kind of periwinkle with large decorative leaves. Looks good in single crop at the fence, along the tracks

Option #7 — loosestrife

Meadow tea or loosestrife mint can be used as a hanging plant and as groundcover.

Basket loosestrife

Beautiful composition with a hanging plant the loosestrife in the vase will decorate any spot in the garden — and open space, and a nook

The bushes point of loosestrife form a beautiful composition in the garden.

Loosestrife point

The bushes point loosestrife perfectly decorate the track, placing the necessary emphasis. It can be used on a bed, and on the Alpine hill

Option #8 — Phlox styloid

This is one of the most beautiful podvorotnya. Japanese Park Hitsujiyama one of the main attractions are the fields of blooming Phlox subulate, amazing beauty.

Styloid Phlox in the Park Hitsujiyama

Luxurious meadows blooming Phlox subulate in the Park Hitsujiyama at the time make you forget about reality. Create in my garden clearing out these wonderful flowers is in may it will be the most beautiful place in the garden

Crimson, blue and white colors alternate and look incredible against the blue of the sky. Of course, such beauty in the garden because of its small area you create, but a small meadow, flowerbed, landing at the border of the styloid Phlox one or more flowers will fill the garden with harmony and bright colors. Phloxes bloom in about a month, the flowering starts in the second half of may.

Groundcover species of juniper

Creeping and low-growing species of coniferous plants are grown by gardeners as a groundcover. Juniper bushes planted in the corners or in the center of the bed framed by flowers, give the flower bed exoticism, its evergreen branches refresh the landscape. Juniper recumbent looks good planted alone on a lawn, and in the company of TUI and other conifers.

Recumbent juniper

Lying juniper in the gravel garden, it looks also very good. Eventually the young plant will create a luxurious green carpet, beautifully setting off the grey stones

We reviewed the most common and unpretentious povorotnyi for the garden. Even such a small list perennial groundcover flowering plants will create a garden beautiful. Each owner has their own preferences, their understanding of the beauty of nature, and today there are all possibilities to make your garden unique using flowering and not flowering ground cover perennials, conifers, basket, annuals and other crops – all this is on sale in a wide price range.

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