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Creeping plants for steps - suggestions please

SarSpudSarSpud Posts: 46
Hi, we’re building some sleeper steps between 2 patio areas and we’re leaving gaps between the steps for gravel and to allow space for planting some sort of perennial creeping flowering plants so that the steps look nice and blend into the area. What plants would you suggest? It’s a sunny spot and drainage should be good. I was thinking aubretia which we have dotted around the garden already or a mix of aubretia, fleabane or creeping thyme.

So advice please, I’d like all year round colour but I’m not sure if we should stick to one plant across all steps, with one colour, vary the colours (pinks, purples, whites) or have different plants on each step. 

There are 4 planting sections and the surrounding border is a mix of white, pink and purple.


  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 645

    Creeping Thyme ground cover (Thymus serpyllum) 

  • rosaprimularosaprimula Posts: 17
    campanula portenschlagiana or c.garganica 'Dickson's Gold' - a mannerly little plant. Less well behaved (seeder) but a prolific bloomer with an almost endless season is the little erigeron karvinskiana. Maiden pinks, dianthus deltoides and the taller, deeper coloured d.pinifolia - easily raised from seed.
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