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kktkkt Posts: 5

Please suggest plants for ground cover, scented preferrably that would flower through out summer. thanks


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  • auntie bettyauntie betty Posts: 208

    Geranium macrorrhizum is great low ground cover for sun or shade. Flowers on and off all summer, especially it u shear it back a bit after first flush. Flowers aren't scented, but foliage smells lovely. Good but not invasive spreader and easy to propagate - literally almost anything with some stem wil root - so cheap way to fill space too. I've got white, pale pink and deep pink versions. Its my go-to guy for colourful ground cover, especially in difficult conditions.

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    You beat me to it, Auntie Betty. And best of all, it is evergreen, with the leaves developing a red tinge through the winter, and it divides easily. I have a dozen or more now. 

    Also think about heucheras. Evergreen, and although they don't flower all summer there. Are some superb foliage colours. 

  • auntie bettyauntie betty Posts: 208

    I do find many heucheras flower on and on if you snip the spent flower stems off promptly. And there's so many fab ones to try! Great plants - rude not to have a few, surely?

  • bookmonsterbookmonster Posts: 399

    A lot of herbs such as oregano , marjoram and thyme make good ground cover and smell wonderful.

  • hwadehwade Posts: 5

    I have come to this website that suugest what king od ground cover plants you should or shouldn't put into your garden.I hope Itl'' hel you.

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