Matt forming perrenial flowers
stuart and Cody
South Wales uk
Good evening you knowledgable lot, i have an area that gets enough sun not full sun but enough that i would like to add a matt forming perrenial flower can anyone make any suggestions, thanks a million
Veronica prostrata is a largely evergreen matt forming perennial with lovely bright blue flowers over a long period. Very enthusiastic about spreading so give it plenty of room. Easy to keep under control though, just yank it up. Another one is campanula portenschiagiana - one of my favourites. If you have a look at the alpine section in a GC, there will be lots of other options.
Persicaria 'Affinis' will thrive in most soils or Persicaria Capitata 'Pink Bubbles' on more warmer areas. Both semi evergreen. Armeria Maritima always forming mounds of evergreen clumps when not in flower, does well on well drained soils. Same with Erigeron karvinskianus, always in flower if you cut back two times a year. Silene Uniflora will form mounds of evergreen foliage, the variegated one looks nice when not in flower.
Alpine Campanula, Saxifraga, Phlox and Veronica are all fast spreading, mat forming plants and there are plenty others
edited March 2019
I stumbled upon some Alpine Wallflowers last year and used them to fill a gap. In fact I didn’t realaise they would form a ‘mat’ of coverage so quickly. The evergreen leaves are low-lying but when they flower they are really pretty.
I also recommend Geraniums - particularly sanguineum types.
Picture of the Erysimum ‘Orange Flame’, Alpine perennial Wallflower, (front of border) when first planted - they now overspill the border:
My garden and I live in South Wales.