In shaded areas of the garden, for instance near buildings, lawns can have a hard time getting established and are often unsightly. Many ground cover perennials for shade can be used to decorate a bed or the base of a tree or as edging for a path. If your soil is sufficiently fertile and damp we have some superb cultivars for you.
Dry shade is often more difficult to manage as few plants can grow properly in it and are often in competition with the roots of trees.
We can however suggest: Epimedium, Pachysandra, Geranium, Lathyrys vernus, Ophiopogon, Liriope, Vinca, Galium, Veroncia x cantiana, Sedum spurium, Muehlenbeckia, Waldsteinia
A tough ground cover sedge
Mérite de Courson prize-winner
A striking spring contrast of purple bronze foliage crowned with light yellow flowers
Bishop's Hat or Barrenwort 'Fröhnleiten'
Ground cover plant for shady locations.
Very attractive in winter. Vigorous growth and tall flowers well above the generous foliage. Is that all? Well, no! ...
An indestructible ground cover plant.
Here is another very interesting Epimedium.
Charming, delicate, pure white spring flowers
A preferred ground cover choice for shady areas, with a tidy habit and evergreen foliage.