Pretty (and tough) ground cover plants are a necessary aspect of any landscape, in the backyard or the front! Ground cover plants have to be tolerant enough to take a serious beating, and I guess you could say that these ground covers were both pretty AND tough. They’re pretty tough!
Pink Running Pussy Toes
This beautiful floral ground cover will only get to be about 4 inches tall! It does well in sandy and acidic soils, and loves areas of full sun or partial shade. Butterflies have also been known to flock around this ground cover!
This green ground cover gets a little bit taller than the pink running pussy toes. This variety of plant will get to be about 8 inches tall, and doesn’t require a ton of sun! Keep soil moist for maximum growth and optimal plant health.
Winecups get to be about a foot tall, and a foot wide. Grow this plant if you live in zones 4 to 9. Soil must be well drained, and in an especially sunny area of your yard!
Succulents make excellent ground covers (but you should avoid stepping on them!) because they are extremely tough and drought-resistant. Plant your succulents as ground cover in an area of full sun, and ensure that the soil is well-drained. If you want a ground cover that provides color and texture throughout the winter months, pick a variety of succulent that changes colors, but doesn’t die off when the cold weather hits.
Creeping Willow makes a wonderful ground cover in grow zones 5 to 7. Creeping Willow can get to be pretty tall, and in some cases, it can get to be at least 2 feet tall. Creeping Willow doesn’t mind a drier soil, and areas of full sun.
Sweet fern gets to be about 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Sweet Fern does exceptionally well in dry and hot climates. Sweet Fern is a great ground cover for those of your who live in a coastal environment because salt and sea don’t phase this plant!