Instead of constantly weeding the annoying weeds in your garden, you can replace this elegantly with the right plants. Flowering ground cover is a great idea to do, especially if it is easy to care for and tough. Of course, you should be well informed in advance which lighting conditions are optimal for your ground cover and what else you should consider when watering and maintaining generally. It would be ideal if you opt for walk-in ground cover for the lawn or for those who are hardy and perennial. Then you enjoy it longer.
Usually, flowering groundcover are either perennials, shrubs or even lower shrubs. Soil-sprouting plants spread fairly rapidly and extensively, primarily by root shoots or, in some cases, by seeding. All plants have different flowering time. That’s why you can opt for more than one kind of groundcover and enjoy uninterrupted flowering splendor.
Here are our 20 favorites for blooming groundcover:
# 1 Delosperma Cooperi – Midday Flower Family ( Aizoaceae )
# 2 Flame Flowers – Polsterphlox ( Phlox diffusa )
# 3 The Caucasus Asian Stonecrop ( Phedimus spurius )
# 4 The Great Periwinkle ( Vinca major )
# 5 The Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
# 6 foam flowers (Tiarella cordifolia)
# 7 Garden Günsel, Atropurpurea ‘(Ajuga reptans)
# 8 Astrophysus also called Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
# 9 The Rosewood Master (Phuopsis (Crucianella) stylosa)
# 10 The Waldsteinie (Waldsteinana ternata) – carpet Goldberry
# 11 Balkan Cranesbill ( Geranium macrorrhizum )
# 12 Crimson Cranesbill ( Geranium sanguineum )
akröschen ( Portulaca grandiflora ) # 13 Portul acres ( Portulaca grandiflora )
# 14 Thyme ( Thymus vulgaris )
# 15 Roman grass chamomile (Anthemis)
# 16 The Blue-red Steinsame ( Buglossoides purpurocaerulea)
# 17 The Mouth of Lips ( Mazus reptans )
# 18 The small shrub rose Heidetraum , syn. ‘NOATroom’ or ‘Floral Carpet’
# 19 The Pink Rugosa Hybrid Dagmar Hastrup
# 20 The Polyantha Rose The Fairy
Evergreen and flowering ground cover – Extra tips:
- If you want to plant larger areas in the garden with ground cover, then you should ensure competitive neighbor plants. Such are many of the onion flowers, such. Daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, tulips, dahlias, garlic and ranunculus.
- Before planting the ground cover you should prepare the soil well. First, you should carefully remove all rhizomes from weeds and work the soil with a hoe.
- Experienced gardeners recommend covering the soil with mulch paper before planting. This is biodegradable and protects the environment in this way. For the ground cover then cut holes in the mulch paper and put them one after the other into the soil.
- After thorough casting, you can use horn shavings as a fertilizer and then round off with bark mulch.
Flowering groundcover of the genus Delosperma prefers sandy or stony soils
- For very sunny places in the garden rather than bark mulch or compost rather a thin layer of lava chippings is recommended.
- For some types of evergreen or flowering ground cover you should think backwards in late winter or early spring. It is best to always look at the profile or consult the specialists in the nursery.
Flowering ground cover is not only flowery, but also very useful if you want to be environmentally friendly and effective against weeds in the garden. Combine several types of ground-covering plants that bloom at different times or in different colors and enjoy your garden paradise from spring to late autumn.
Flowering groundcover are suitable for all types of garden design
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