What are some good low-growing groundcovers?

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What are some good low-growing groundcovers?

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Plant heights vary somewhat based on the growing conditions at the site.  However, there are several groundcovers that are 12 inches or less in height. 

Low-growing groundcovers for shade include bugle weed (Ajuga reptans), wild ginger (Asarum species), lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), barrenwort (Epimedium species), sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum), spotted dead nettle (Lamium maculatum), creeping lily turf (Liriope spicata), vinca (Vinca minor), and barren strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides). 

Creeping or moss phlox (Phlox subulata) and several species and cultivars of stonecrop (Sedum species) are excellent low-growing groundcovers for sunny areas. 
 

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