You may mix varieties of 3.5" pots, but plants
must be ordered in multiples of 18
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Our Vinca varieties are available either bare-root, or in 3.5"
All Vincas Hardy Zones 4 to 8.
Vinca minor 'Alba' White flowers with small rounded leaves.
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' Dark purple flowers give this vinca
a spectacular show in the spring.
Vinca minor 'Bowlesii' Bowles Blue Vinca This is probably
the best selection of vinca minor, with intense blue flowers that are larger than
the species. It flowers throughout the growing season after its main burst of
flowers in the spring.
Vinca minor 'Golden' Golden Variegated Vinca Variegated
yellow and white foliage with showy white flowers in spring.
Vinca minor 'Illumination' A newer selection, Illumination has
bright golden yellow leaves that are edged in green. The flowers are blue, borne
in the spring.
Vinca minor 'Miss Gertrude Jeykll' This variety has small white
flowers with petite dark green leaves. Miss Jeykll grows closer to the ground
than other varieties.
Vinca minor 'Ralph Shugert' Ralph Shugert Vinca
This vinca has deep glossy green leaves that are trimmed with a thin edge of white.
The flowers are similar to Vinca Bowles.
Vinca Major A relative of Vinca minor, Vinca major has
leaves that are twice the size of Vinca minor and is a much more aggressive grower.
It has blue flowers borne in the spring.
Vincas prefer a fertile, rich loamy soil with good drainage. A soil ph of neutral
to slighly acidic is preferable. Summer drought will normally not hurt vinca,
but they will benefit from an ocassional deep soaking. Vincas will do well in
either a shaded location or full sun. If mowed in the fall they will rejuvenate
and thicken the next season.
Vincas can be used to cover small to large areas. They can be used as edging
along walkways, as an underplanting in a shrub border, or to cover a large area.
Once established they will effectively compete with weeds to eliminate them.
Japanese Spurge, Japanese pachysandra
Pachysandra is a slow growing groundcover which grows to 6" to 12" in
height. When grown in shade the leaves are a lush dark green. Available in 3.5"
Pachysandras like well drained loamy soil, and require extra water during
extended dry periods. No regular maintenance is generally needed.
Probably one of the most popular groundcovers available today, Pachysandra
does well in a wide area of the country, rarely has any disease or insect problems,
and once established is virtually maintenance free. Pachysandra is best used in
shaded areas, and is an excellent companion plant under rhododendrons, pieris,
azaleas, dogwoods, and many other shrubs and small trees that grow in shaded locations.
Pachysandra is hardy in Zones 4 to 8.
Fragaria chiloensis Pink Flowering
Chiloe Strawberry, or Beach Strawberry
Evergreen leaves with white 3/4" wide flowers. Flowers early spring. Plants
reach 6" tall and will spread to fill an area. Fragaria chiloensis forms a small
firm fruit which is generally not very palatable. Available in 3.5" pots.
chiloensis -- 'Pink
This selection is similar to the white flowering fragaria but has pink flowers.
Strawberries can adapt to a wide range of soils but do best when provided
with good drainage. Plant 12" to 18" apart. Strawberries do well in full
sun to light shade. They can withstand drought conditions as long as they are
given some supplemental moisture. Late winter mowing will encourage lush vigorous
growth the next season.
Hardy in zone 4 to 9.
Strawberries are used in naturalizing woodland landscapes or can be used as
a cover below larger shrubs, or as a lawn substitute. They can withstand light
Festuca ovina 'Elijah Blue'
-- Elijah Blue Fescue
A deep silvery blue, tuft forming grass that is a colorful ground cover for small
to medium areas. Grows 8 to 10 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide. Hardy in
zones 4 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots.
Helictotrichon sempervirens -- Blue
A blue ornamental grass that grows 2 feet tall and 3 feet across, it can be
used as an accent plant or in a mass planting. Hardy in zones 4 to 8. Available
in 3.5" Pots.
Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'
-- Red Baron Japanese Blood Grass
The erect red tipped leaves give the illusion of flickering tips red flames.
A slow grower. Hardy in Zones 5 to 10. Available in 3.5" pots.
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
-- Big Blue Liriope
Liriope Big Blue has dark green foliage with deep blue flowers. This Liriope
grows to 2 feet tall and spreads about to 12 ". Hardy in Zone 6 to 10. Available
in 3.5" Pots.
Liriope muscari variegata
-- Variegated Liriope
The new leaves are green with yellow edges turning green the second year.
It grows 12 to 18 inches tall with violet flowers. Hardy in Zone 8. Available
in 3.5" Pots.
-- Creeping Lilyturf
Evergreen leaves 8 to 12" long with pale purple to white spike-like flowers.
Zones 4 to 10. Available in 3.5" Pots
-- Silver Dragon
Leaves dark green with silvery-white variegation. Pale purple to white spike
like flowers. Zones 4 to 10. Available in 3.5" Pots
-- Mondo Grass
Mondo Grass reaches 10 to 15 inches tall and will form a dense mat. The leaves
are deep green with flowers that are lilac to white, born in the early summer.
Hardy in zone 7 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots.
Ophiopogon japonicus nana -- Dwarf Mondo Grass
Dwarf Mondo grows to about 4" tall and is a good turf substitute. The leaves
are deep green with light lilac to white flowers. Hardy in zone 7 to 9. Available
in 3.5" Pots.
Pennisetum aloperutoides -- Little
Bunny Fountain Grass
When mature the foliage gives a fountain like appearance, Little Bunny only reaches
12" tall when fully grown unlike other fountain grass that can reach 2 ˝ to 3'
tall. Zones 5 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots
Pennisetum aloperutoides -- Little
Honey Fountain Grass
A variegated form Pennisetum with growth similar to Little Bunny. Zones 5 to 9.
Available in 3.5" Pots
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi “Massachusetts”
-- Bearberry, Kinnikinnick
Kinnikinnick will typically grow to 6-12" high and 3-6' wide. It has reddish-gray,
peeling bark and small, dark green leaves that turn reddish brown in winter.
It has white flowers with a pink tinge that appear in April-May. The bright
red fruits which last from August through the winter will attract birds.
Hardy in Zones 2 to 6. Available in 3.5” Pots.
Cornus Canadensis -- Bunchberry
Grows to 4" to 9" tall and spreads by rhizomes. Its leaves are like
other dogwood but smaller. Red fruit in the fall. Zones 2 to 7. Available in 3.5"
Cotoneaster dammeri, Bearberry Cotoneaster
This cotoneaster is excellent for mass plantings and grows to 12" to
18" tall. It is mostly evergreen with white flowers in the spring and red
fruit in the fall. Hardy Zones 6 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots.
Cotoneaster microphylla -- Little Leaf
Low growing, with horizontal branching. The leaves are small and thyme
like. Zones 6 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots. .
Dymondia margaretae -- 'Silver Carpet'
True to its name, Silver Carpet has semi-evergreen foliage that is light gray
on the bottom and white on top. It grows low to the ground. The yellow flowers
that bloom low to the ground bloom during the summer. Available in 3.5" Pots.
Gaultheria procumbens -- Winterberry
Forms a low (3" to 5" tall) spreading creeping mat. Winterberry has evergreen
leaves with small pinkish flowers followed by a fleshy scarlet berry. Zones 3
to 7. Available in 3.5" Pots
Gaultheria shallon - 'Salal'
Shrubby ground cover suited to large scale shady areas. It has white to pink bell
shaped flowers in late spring to early summer and purple to black fruit in the
fall. Zones 7 to 8. Available in 3.5" Pots.
Herniaria glabra -- 'Green Carpet'
Low growing (2" to 3"), Rupertwort is most noted for its ability to exclude
weeds and tolerate some foot traffic. Zones 5 to 10. Available in 3.5" Pots
Leptinella squalida -- New Zealand
Gorgeous creeper with fern-like foliage and small, yellow button flowers.
Gray/green color turns bronze in autumn. Ideal between pavers and in perennial
beds. Good lawn substitute. Zones 5 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots
Leptinella gruveri -- 'Miniature Brass
Tiny serrated leaves send out runners to form a rugged carpet of green. Excellent
as a lawn substitute or between pavers. Zones 5 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots
Leptinella x 'Platta Black' -- Black
Beautiful bronze/black, fern-like foliage creeps to form a soft, fuzzy
mat. Small yellow flowers go unnoticed. Great look for entryways, courtyards,
pathways or as lawn substitute. Zones 5 to 9. Available in 3.5" Pots
Pratia pendunculata -- Blue Star Creeper
Low growing and mat forming herbaceous groundcover. Blue flowers appear
in the late spring thru summer. Zones 7 to 10. Available in 3.5" Pots
Pratia pendunculata 'County Park' -- County
Darker blue flowers that the common Blue Star Creeper. Low Growing and mat
forming 2" to 5"tall. Zones 7 to 10. Available in 3.5" Pots
Rubus calcynoides -- Creeping Bramble
Low, trailing woody densely branched groundcover. It grows 4" to 6" tall
and spreading up to 3'. The white flowers are not very conspicuous. Zone 7. Available
in 3.5" Pots
Thymus serphylum -- Creeping Red Thyme
Low growing (1" to 3") with small mint scented leaves. Lilac to royal
purple flowers in late spring to early summer. Hardy to Zone 4. Available in 3.5"
Thymus serphylum 'Elfin' -- Elfin Thyme
Stays less than 1" above the ground. The flowers are lilac to royal purple.
Hardy to Zone 4. Available in 3.5" Pots
Veronica repens -- Creeping Speedwell
Narrow oval semi-evergreen leaves reaching 4" in height. Light blue
flowers in late spring to early summer. Hardy to Zone 5. Available in
Waldstenia fragriodes -- Mock Strawberry
Low growing, herbaceous mat-forming groundcover. Yellow flowering in spring.
Zones 4 to 7. Available in 3.5" Pots
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