Ivydene Gardens Plants:
Groundcover List

 

 

The plants normally selected by most landscapers and designers are by nature low-growing, rampant, spreading, creep-crawly things and yet the concept of ground cover demands no such thing. The ideal description of a groundcover plant includes:-

  • a bold dense mass of leaves completely covering the ground most of the year; evergreens gain gold stars.
  • They should require little or no maintenance - if you have to give the plant more than its share of attention, you might as well save your money and spend the time weeding.
  • use the plant on ground areas that are difficult to maintain, such as steep banks or boggy patches.
  • use the plant to cover areas where not much will grow, such as deep shade or sandy soils.

Ground Cover a thousand beautiful plants for difficult places by John Cushnie (ISBN 1 85626 326 6) provides details of plants that fulfill the above requirements.

Using these groundcover plants in your planting scheme (either between your trees/shrubs in the border or for the whole border) will - with mulching your beds to a 4 inch depth and an irrigation system - provide you with a planted garden with far less time required for border maintainance.

The groundcover list is sorted in the following table under the following height of plant range:-

Below 2 feet in height
Between 2 and 6 feet in height
Above 6 feet in height
 

Groundcover Use

Plant Name

with link to mail-order nursery in UK

Height x Spread in feet. 300mm = 1 foot
Plants below 2 feet in Height

Height in feet:-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
300mm = 1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet and
1000mm = 40 inches

Soil Type:-
Any
Acid or
Alkaline
:
Soil:-
Any
Chalk
Clay
Lime-Free
Sand or
Peaty

Woodland and
Shaded Border.
Front of Border,
Rock Garden and
Rest of Border.
Front of Border,
Rock Garden and
Rest of Border.
Front of Border,
Rock and
Wildflower.
.
Crevices, Front of
Border and Rock.
.
Border,Rock,Woodland. Front
of
Border,
Rock
Garden
and
Woodland.
Crevices, Front of Border and Rock.
Coastal, Front of Border and Rock.
Front of Border and
Rock.
Crevices, Front of Border and Rock.
Rock, Woodland.
Woodland and Rock.
Front of Border, Rock, Scree Bed and Crevices.
Rest of Border.
.
Hanging Basket, Rock and Raised Bed.
Front of Border and Rest of Border.
Front of Border, Rock and Coastal Conditions.
Front of Border and Coastal Conditions.
Rock.
Front of Border and Rock.
.
Back of Shady Border, Rest of Border, Front of Border, Container, Woodland and Coastal Conditions.
Back of Shady Border,
Rock Garden, Woodland.
Woodland, Border.

Adiantum pedatum
Adiantum venustum
Ajuga reptans 'Atropurpurea''
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'
Ajuga reptans 'Multicolor'
Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow'
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata'
Alchemilla alpina
Alchemilla conjuncta
Alchemilla mollis
(Lady's Mantle)
Alyssum montanum
'Mountain Gold'
Alyssum wulfenianum
Andromeda polifolia 'Alba'
Anemone apennina
Anemone blanda 'Atrocaerulea'
Anemone blanda 'Radar'
Anemone blanda 'Violet Star'
Anemone nemorosa
Anemone ranunculoides
Anemone sylvestris
Antennaria dioica rosea
.
Anthemis punctata cupaniana
.
Anthyllis montana
.
Arabis caucasica 'Variegata'
.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Arisaema sikokianum
Arisarum proboscideum
.
Artemesia schmidtiana
.
Arum creticum
.
Asarina procumbens
.
Asarum europaeum
.
Aster alpinus
.
Aster amellus 'King George'
Aubretia x cultorum
'Argenteovariegata'
Aurinia saxatalis 'Citrinia'
.
.
.
Bergenia 'Silberlicht'
.
Bergenia ciliata
Bergenia cordifolia 'Purpurea'
Blechnum penna-marina
Blechnum spicant
Brunnera macrophylla
'Dawson's White'
Calamintha grandiflora
'Variegata'
Calamintha nepeta
Calluna vulgaris
'County Wicklow'
Calluna vulgaris 'Golden Carpet'
Campanula 'Birch Hybrid'
Carex comans
Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
Carex siderosticha 'Variegata'
Celmisia walkeri
Centaurea montana
Cerastium tomentosum
Chamaemelum nobile
Clematis marmoria
Convallaria majalis
Convallaria majalis 'Albostriata'
Convallaria majalis 'Rosea'
Cornus canadensis
Cotoneaster conspicuus
Cyclamen cilcium
Cyclamen cilcium 'Album'
Cyclamen coum
Cyclamen hederifolium
Daboecia cantabrica 'Alba'
Daboecia cantabrica 'Bicolor'
Daboecia cantabrica 'Praegerae'
Daphne arbuscula
Daphne blagayana
Daphne cneorum
Dianthus deltoides
Dianthus erinaceus
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Diasia rigescens
Dionysia involucrata
Epimedium pubigerum
Epimedium rubrum
Eranthis hyemalis
Erica carnea 'Ann Sparkes'
Erica carnea 'March Seedling'
Erica carnea 'Springwood Pink'
Erica carnea
'Springwood White'
Erica carnea 'Vivellii'
Erica ciliaris 'Corfe Castle'
Erica ciliaris 'David McClintock'
Erica cinerea 'C.D. Eason'
Erica cinerea 'Fiddler's Gold'
Erica darleyensis 'Darley Dale'
Erica darleyensis 'Furzey'
Erica darleyensis
'Silberschmeize'
Erica erigena 'Golden Lady'
Erica tetralix 'L.E. Underwood'
Erica tetralix 'Pink Star'
Erica vagans 'Mrs D.F. Maxwell'
Erigeron karvinskianus
Erinacea anthyllis
Eriogonum umbellatum
Eriophyllum lanatum
Erodium manescaui
Erythronium dens-canis
Euonymous fortunei
'Emerald and Gold'
Euphorbia amygdaloides
var. robbiae
Euphorbia cyparissias
Euphorbia myrsinites
Euphorbia polychroma
Euryops acraeus
Festuca eskia
Festuca glauca 'Blue Fox'
Fragaria 'Pink Panda'
Fragaria vesca
Fragaria vesca 'Alexandria'
Fragaria vesca 'Semperflorens'
Fragaria vesca 'Variegata'
Galanthus nivalis
Galium odoratum
Gaultheria procumbens
Genista pilosa 'Procumbens'
Gentiana verna
Gentiana x macaulayi
'Wells's Variety'
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Geranium endressii
Geranium endressii
'Wargrave Pink'
Geranium macrorrhizum
'Ingerwersen's Variety'
Geranium nodosum
Geranium pratense
'Kashmir White'
Geranium sanguineum striatum
Glechoma hederacea
Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Gymnocarpium robertianum
Helianthemum
'Rhodanthe Carneum'
Helianthemum 'Wisley Primrose'
Helianthemum apennimum
Helleborus niger
Helleborus orientalis
Hemerocallis 'Mini Pearl'
Heuchera 'Red Spangles'
Heuchera 'Palace Purple'
Heuchera x Heucheralla
alba 'Bridget Bloom'
Heuchera x Heucherella
tiarelloides
Horminium pyrenaicum
Hosta 'August Moon'
Hosta 'Golden Tiara'
Hosta 'Ground Master'
Hosta 'Halycon'
Hosta 'Wide Brim'
Hosta fortunei
Hosta fortunei aureomarginata
Houttuynia cordata
'Chamaeleon'
Hyacinth hispanica
Hyacinthoides hispanica
'Excelsior'
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Hypericum calycinum
Hypericum ceraistoides
Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
Juniperus communis 'Repanda'
Juniperus conferta
Juniperus horizontalis
Juniperus horizontalis
'Bar Harbor'
Juniperus horizontalis
'Emerald Spreader'
Kniphofia hirsuta
Lamium galeobdolon
'Silver Angel'
Lamium maculatum 'Aureum'
Lamium maculatum
'Beacon Silver'
Lamium maculatum
'White Nancy'
Lathyrus vernus
Lavandula angustifolia
'Munstead'
Lavandula stoechas
Linnaea borealis
Linum arboreum
Linum narborense
Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'
Lithodora rosmarinifolia
Lithodora zahnii
Loiseleuria procumbens
Lychnis viscaria 'Splendens Plena'
Lychnis flos-jovis
Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Mahonia nervosa
Mahonia pumila
Mahonia repens
Meconopsis quintuplinervia
Mentha gracilis
Mentha gracilis 'Variegata'
Mentha piperita 'Citrata'
Mentha pulegium
Mentha pulegium
'Cunningham Mint'
Mimulus guttatus
Mimulus luteus
Mitella stauropetala
Moltkia x intermedia
Myrteola nummularia
Nepeta phyllochlamys
Nepeta x faassenii
Omphalodes cappadocica
Origanum dictamnus
Osteospermum jucundum
Ourisia microphylla
Oxalis adenophylla
Oxalis enneaphylla
Oxalis oregana
Oxalis tetraphylla
Ozothamnus selago
Pachyphragma macrophyllum
Pachysandra terminalis
Pachysandra terminalis
'Green Carpet'
Pachysandra terminalis
'Variegata'
Parahebe catarractaea
Parahebe hookeriana
Parahebe lyallii
Parahebe x bidwillii 'Kea'
Paronychia capitata
Paxistima canbyi
Penstemon cardwellii
Penstemon davidsonii
Penstemon fruticosus
Penstemon rupicola
Persicaria affinis
Persicaria capitata
Persicaria vacciniifolia
Petasites fragrans
Petrophytum caespitosum
Petrophytum hendersonii
Phlox bifida
Phlox divaricata
Phlox douglasii
Phlox nana
Phlox stolonifera
Phlox subulata
Phyllodoce aleutica
Phyllodoce caerulea
Phyllodoce empetriformis
Pimelea prostrata
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve'
Polemonium pulcherrimum
Polygala calcarea
Polygala calcarea 'Lillet'
Polypodium vulgare
Polypodium vulgare 'Cornubiense'
Potentilla 'William Rollison'
Potentilla alba
Potentilla eriocarpa
Potentilla fruticosa 'Manchu'
Primula auricula
Primula hirsuta
Primula luteola
Primula vulgaris
Prunella grandiflora
Prunella grandiflora
'White Loveliness'
Pterocephalus perennis
pulmonaria angustifolia
Pulmonaria longifolia
Pulmonaria officinalis
Pulmonaria officinalis
'Sissinghurst White'
Pulmonaria saccharata
Pulsatilla vulgaris
Putoria calabrica
Pyrola rotundifolia
Raoulia australis
Rhodanthemum hosmariense
Rhodothamnus chamaecistus
Rosa 'Hampshire'
Rosa 'Hertfordshire'
Rosa 'Nozomi'
Rosa 'Pheasant'
Rosa 'Robin Redbreast'
Rosmarinus officinalis
'Prostratus'
Ruscus hypoglossum
Salix apoda
Salix retusa
Salix serpyllifolia
Santolina chamaecyparissus
Saponaria 'Bressingham'
Saponaria ocymoides
Saponaria ocymoides 'Alba'
Satureja spicigera
Saxifraga 'Bob Hawkins'
Saxifraga 'Southside Seedling'
Saxifraga exarata moschata
Saxifraga exarata moschata
'Cloth of Gold'
Saxifraga marginata
Saxifraga x urbium
Scabiosa graminifolia
Sedum acre
Sedum lydium
Sedum rupestre
Sedum spathulifolium
'Cape Blanco'
Senecio abrotanifolius
Shortia galacifolia
Silene schafta
Spiraea japonica 'Allgold'
Spiraea japonica 'Bullata'
Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'
Stachys byzantina
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Stachys candida
Symphytum 'Goldsmith'
Symphytum ibericum
Tanakaea radicans
Tellima grandiflora 'Perky'
Thymus serphyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Thymus vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
Thymus x citriodorus
Thymus x citriodorus
'Silver Queen'
Tiarella cordifolia
Tradescantia Andersoniana Group
Tricyrtis flava
Trifolium pratense 'Susan Smith'
Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium'
Trillium cuneatum
Trillium grandiflorum
Trillium grandiflorum 'Flore Pleno'
Trillium luteum'
Tsusiophyllum tanakae
Vaccinium angustifolium
var. laevifolium
Vaccinium caespitosum
Vaccinium crassifolium
Vaccinium macrocarpon
Vaccinium myrtillus
Verbascum dumulosum
Verbena 'Sissinghurst'
Veronica gentianoides
Veronica peduncularis
Veronica spicata
Vinca difformis
Vinca major
Vinca major 'Maculata'
Vinca major 'Variegata'
Vinca minor
Vinca minor 'Multiplex'
Vinca minor 'Variegata'
Vinca minor 'Jackanapes'
Viola cornuta
Waldsteinia ternata
Yucca flaccida
Yucca flaccida 'Golden Sword'
Zantedeschia aethiopica
'Little Gem'
 

1 x 1
0.5 x indefinite
0.5 x 3
0.5 x 2
0.5 x 2
0.5 x 2
0.5 x 2
0.5 x 2
0.3 x 1.6
1.3 x 1
1.6 x 1.6
.
0.5 x 1.5
.
0.5 x 1.5
1.3 x 2
0.7 x 1
0.5 x 0.5
0.5 x 0.5
0.5 x 0.5
0.3 x 1
0.2 x 1.5
1.5 x 1.5
0.2 x 1.5
.
1 x 3
.
1 x 2
.
0.5 x 1.5
.
0.3 x 1.7
1.5 x 0.5
0.5 x 0.8
.
1 x 1.5
.
1 x 0.5
.
0.2 x 2
.
0.25 x 1
.
0.8 x 1.5
.
1.5 x 1.5
0.2 x 2
.
0.7 x 1
.
.
.
1 x 1.7
.
1 x 1.5
17. x 1.7
0.5 x indefinite
1 x 2
1.5 x 2
.
1.5 x 1.5
.
1.5 x 2.5
0.8 x 1.2
.
0.3 x 1
0.3 x 1.7
1 x 2.5
1 x 1.2
1 x 1.3
1 x 1
1.5 x 2
0.25 x 2
1 x 1.5
0.5 x 0.7
0.75 x 1
0.75 x 1
0.6 x 1
0.4 x 1
1 x 7
0.2 x 0.25
0.2 x 0.25
0.2 x 0.3
0.4 x 0.5
1.3 x 2.3
1 x 2
1.3 x 2.2
0.5 x 1.5
1.3 x 3
0.5 x 6
0.7 x 1
0.2 x 2.2
0.5 x 1.3
1 x 1.7
0.25 x 0.3
1.5 x 1.5
1 x 1
0.2 x 0.25
0.5 x 0.8
0.5 x 1.6
0.5 x 1.3
0.5 x 0.5
.
0.8 x 1.2
0.75 x 1.2
1.3 x 1.5
0.9 x 1.6
0.8 x 1.5
1 x 1.8
1.2 x 2
1.2 x 2.7
.
1 x 1.3
0.8 x 1.7
0.7 x 1.2
1 x 1.5
1 x 3
1 x 3
1 x 3
1.5 x 1.5
1.5 x 0.6
0.5 x 0.4
1.5 x 2
.
1.5 x 2
.
1 x indefinite
0.3 x 1
1.7 x 1.7
1 x 1
0.5 x 0.8
1 x 0.8
0.5 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
0.3 x 0.3
1.5 x indefinite
0.3 x 1
0.7 x 3
0.1 x 0.3
0.2 x 1
.
1 x 2
1.5 x 2
1.5 x 2
.
1.6 x 2
.
1.5 x 1.5
1.5 x indefinite
.
0.3 x 1
0.5 x 6
0.7 x indefinite
1.2 x indefinite
1 x 1.5
.
1 x 1.5
1.3 x 2
1 x 1
1.5 x 1.5
1.3 x 1.3
1.6 x 0.8
1.5 x 1.5
1.3 x 1
.
1.5 x 1.5
.
0.7 x 1
1.7 x 2.5
1 x 1.7
0.8 x 1.8
1.25 x 2.3
1.5 x 3
1.8 x 2.5
1.8 x 3
0.3 x 2
.
1.3 x 0.3
1.75 x 0.3
.
1 x 0.25
0.5 x 5
0.5 x 1.4
0.7 x 1.5
1 x 4
1 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
.
1 x indefinite
.
1.3 x 1.5
1.7 x indefinite
.
0.7 x 3
0.7 x 3
.
0.5 x 3
.
1.5 x 1.5
1.5 x 2
.
1.5 x 1.5
0.25 x 3
1 x 1
1.5 x 1.5
0.5 x 2
1 x 1.3
1 x 1.3
0.25 x 1
1.5 x 1.5
1.5 x 1.5
0.2 x indefinite
1.5 x 3
1 x 3
1 x 3
1.5 x 1
1 x 3
1 x 3
1.7 x 3
1 x 1.5
1 x 1.5
.
1 x 3
1 x 2
1.7 x 1
0.75 x 1
0.2 x 1
0.3 x 0.7
1.5 x 1.5
0.8 x 1.3
0.5 x 0.7
1 x 2
0.2 x 0.5
0.3 x 0.5
0.25 x 0.5
0.7 x indefinite
0.5 x 0.5
1.3 x 0.8
1 x 2
1.4 x 2.8
0.5 x 2
.
0.8 x 2
.
1 x 1
0.5 x 1.7
0.8 x 1.7
0.3 x 0.5
0.2 x 1
1.3 x 3
0.5 x 1
0.7 x 1.3
1.3 x 1.3
0.3 x 1.5
0.8 x 2
0.25 x 1.7
0.7 x 1.7
1 x 5
0.2 x 1
0.3 x 0.7
0.7 x 0.5
1.2 x 1.7
0.7 x 1
0.7 x 1
0.5 x 1
0.3 x 1.7
0.7 x 0.8
0.75 x 1
1 x 1.3
0.7 x 1.7
1.5 x 1.5
1 x 1
0.2 x 0.7
0.2 x 0.7
1 x indefinite
1.2 x indefinite
1.5 x 2
0.25 x 1
0.25 x 1
1 x 2.5
0.7 x 0.8
0.3 x 0.8
1.2 x 1.5
0.7 x 1.2
0.5 x 3
0.5 x 3
.
0.25 x 0.7
1 x 1.5
1 x 1.5
0.8 x 1.5
1 x 1.5
.
1 x 2
0.5 X 0.7
0.25 x 1
0.7 x 0.5
0.05 x 1
0.5 x 1
0.7 x 0.8
1 x 2.5
1.5 x 3
1.5 x 4
1.7 x 10
1.5 x 2
0.5 x 1
.
1.5 x 3
0.7 x 2
0.3 x 1.3
0.1 x 1
1.7 x 3
0.25 x 1
0.25 x 1.5
0.25 x 1.5
0.5 x 1
0.5 x 1
1 x 0.7
0.3 x 1
0.3 x 1
.
0.25 x 1
1 x indefinte
0.8 x 1
0.2 x 2
0.2 x 0.7
0.3 x 2
0.3 x 2
.
1 x 1
0.5 x 0.5
0.8 x 1
1.5 x 2
1.3 x 1.7
1.7 x 3
1 x 2
0.4 x 1
0.5 x 1
1 x 1
1.3 x 2
0.3 x 1
1.3 x 0.8
0.8 x 1.5
0.75 x 1.3
1 x 0.8
1 x 0.8
.
0.5 x 1
1.5 x 2
1.5 x 1
0.5 x 1.5
0.3 x indefinite
.
1.5 x 1
1.3 x 1
1.3 x 1
1.3 x 1
1.7 x 0.7
1.5 x 1.5
...
0.5 x 2
1.5 x 3
0.5 x indefinite
1 x indefinite
0.8 x 1.3
0.7 x 3
1.5 x 1.5
0.3 x 2
1.5 x 1.5
1 x indefinite
1.5 x indefinite
1.5 x indefinite
1.5 x indefinite
0.5 x indefinite
0.5 x indefinite
0.5 x indefinite
0.4 x 1
0.25 x 0.7
0.3 x 1
1.8 x 5
1.8 x 5
1.5 x 2
.
 

Alkaline: Chalk
Alkaline: Chalk
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any, Clay
Any: Any
Any: Any
Any: Any
.
Any: Chalk, Sand
.
Any: Chalk, Sand
Acid: Lime-Free
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Any: Any
.
Any: Chalk, Sand
.
Any: Any
.
Any: Chalk, Sand
.
Acid:Lime-Free,Sand
Acid:Lime-Free,Sand
Acid: Sand
.
Any: Sand
.
Any: Sand
.
Any: Sand
.
Acid:Lime-Free,Sand
.
Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
.
Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
.
Any:Chalk, Lime-Free,
Sand
.
.
Any: Any
.
Any: Any
Any: Any
Acid: Lime-Free, Peaty
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand

Groundcover Use

Plant Name

Height x Spread in feet.
Plants between 2 and 6 feet in Height

Soil Type:-
Any
Acid or
Alkaline
:
Soil:-
Any
Chalk
Clay
Lime-Free
Sand or
Peaty

Rest of Border, Rock Coastal, Wildflower.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border and Woodland.
Container and in ground where it
cannot grow into other plants.
Container and
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border and
Wildflower.
Rest of Border.
Coastal and
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border, Rock
and Woodland.
Rest of Border and Woodland.
Woodland.
Rest of Border, Rock and Coastal Conditions.
Rest of Border and Rock.
Rest of Border, Woodland and Bog.
Rock and Crevice.
Rest of
Border
and
Coastal Conditions.
Rest of Border,
Woodland and
Bog.
Rest of Border, Woodland and Bog.
.
Back of Shady Border, Woodland and Bog.
Hedge, Pollution Barrier, Specimen Plant and Coastal Conditions.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
Rest of Border.
.
Rest of Border.
.
Front of Border, Wildflower.
Back of Shady Border.
Edging as Hedge.
Hedge.
 

Achillea ptmarmica 'The Pearl'
.
Aciphylla aurea
Aconitum anthora
.
Aegopodium podagraria
'Variegatum'
.
.
Agapanthus campanulatus
Agapanthus 'Dorothy Palmer'
Althaea armeniaca
.
Amsonia illustris
Anchusa azurea
.
Anemone hupehensis
Anemone rivularis
.
Aquilegia chrysantha
.
Arctostaphylos patula
Artemesia abrotanum
.
Artemesia arborescens
.
Aruncus dioicus 'Kneiffii'
.
Asplenium scolopendrium
Aster novae-angliae
Aster novi-belgii
Aster novi-belgii 'Ada Ballard'
Aster novi-belgii 'Royal Velvet'
Astilbe 'Fanal'
Astilbe 'Professor van
der Wielen'
Astilbe 'Straussenfeder'
Astrantia major
.
Athyrium filix-femina
.
Aucuba japonica 'Crotonofolia'
Aucuba japonica 'Rozannie'
.
Baptista australis
Berberis 'Chenaultii'
Berberis calliantha
Berberis thunbergii
'Atropurpurea Nana'
Berberis x bristolensis
Berberis x frikartii 'Telstar'
Berberis x interposita
'Wallich's Purple'
Betula nana
.
Brachyglottis 'Dunedin Hybrids'
Brachyglottis compacta
Buphthalmum salicifolium
Bupleurum fruticosum
Buxus microphylla
Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa'
Callistemon citrinus 'Austraflora Firebrand'
Callistemon pityoides
Campanula latifolia
Campanula persicifolia
Campanula portenschlagiana
Cardamine raphanifolia
Carex elata 'Aurea'
Carex pendula
Catananche caerulea
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Ceanothus 'Italian Skies'
Ceanothus 'Southmead'
Ceanothus divergens
Centaurea cineraria
Centaurea macrocephala
Centranthus ruber
Ceratostigma willmotianum
Chaenomeles x superba
Chaenomeles x superba
'Crimson and Gold'
Chaenomeles x superba
'Rowallane'
Chamaedaphne calyculata
Cimicifuga japonica
Cistus x corbariensis
Cistus x cyprius
Cistus x florentinus
Cistus x purpureus
Clematis integrifolia
Clematis recta
Clerodendrum bungei
Convolvulus cneorum
Coreopsis auriculata
Coreopsis verticillata
Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'
Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea'
Coronilla valentina
Corydalis nobilis
Cotoneaster 'Coral Beauty'
Cotoneaster integrifolius
Cotoneaster linearifolius
Cotoneaster rotundifolius
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Crocosmia 'Solfatare'
Cytisus 'Lena'
Cytisus praecox 'Zeelandia'
Cytisus scoparius 'Killiney Red'
Daphne acutiloba
Daphne alpina
Daphne laureola
Daphne longilobata
Daphne odora
Daphne retusa
Desfontainia spinosa
Deutzia gracilis
Digitalis laevigata
Disporum hookeri
Doronicum austriacum
Doronicum pardalianches
Dryopteris affinis
Dryopteris carthusiana
Dryopteris erythrosora
Dryopteris filix-mas
Dryopteris wallichiana
Epilobium angustifolium
f. album
Erigeron 'Charity'
Eryngium alpinum
Eryngium planum
Erysimum 'Bowles' Mauve'
Escallonia 'Edinensis'
Escallonia 'Langleyensis'
Escallonia 'Pride of Donard'
Euonymous fortunei 'Sarcoxie'
Eupatorium cannabinum
Euphorbia amygdaloides
Euphorbia griffithii
Filipendula palmata
Filipendula ulmaria 'Aurea'
Forsythia viridissima
Fothergilla gardenii
Fritillaria imperialis
Gaillardia x grandiflora
Gaultheria 'Shallon'
Gaultheria forestii
Gaultheria x wisleyensis
Gaura lindheimeri
Gentiana asclepiadea
Gentiana asclepiadea 'Alba'
Geranium maderense
Geranium phaeum
Geranium psilostemon
Glyceria maxima
Glyceria maxima 'Variegata'
Halimium lasianthum
Hebe 'Autumn Glory'
Hebe 'Great Orme'
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata'
Hedysarum coronarium
Helenium 'Bressingham Gold'
Helianthus x multiflorus
Helianthus x multiflorus
'Loddon Gold'
Helichrysum splendidum
Heliopsis helianthoides
Heliopsis helianthoides
'Light of Loddon'
Helleborus argutifolius
Helleborus foetidus
Hemerocallis 'Aquamarine'
Hemerocallis 'Catherine
Woodbery'
Hesperis matronalis
Heuchera 'Green Ivory'
Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Hosta 'Blue Umbrellas'
Hosta 'True Blue'
Hosta 'Zounds'
Hosta opipara
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Altona'
Hypericum 'Eastleigh Gold'
Hypericum 'Rowallane'
Hypericum kalmianum
Hyssopus officinalis
Hyssopus officinalis 'Albus'
Ilex crenata 'Bruns'
Ilex crenata 'Convexa'
Inula helenium
Isatis tinctoria
Jasminum fruticans
Juniperus communis
'Depressa'
Juniperus communis
'Depressa Aurea'
Juniperus procumbens
Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
Kirengeshoma palmata
Kniphofia 'Atlanta'
Kniphofia 'Little Maid'
Kniphofia ensifolia
Kniphofia northiae
Lamium galeobdolon
Lathyrus gmelinii
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Lavandula dentata
Lavatera maritima
Lavatera thuringiaca 'Barnsley'
Ledum groenlandicum
Leucanthemum x superbum
Leucanthemum x superbum
'Wirral Supreme'
Leucothoe fontanesiana
Leycesteria formosa
Libertia grandiflora
Ligularia dentata
Ligustrum delavayanum
Limonium latifolium 'Blue Cloud'
Lobelia 'Bees' Flame'
Lobelia cardinalis
Lomatia tinctoria
Lonicera fragrantissima
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Lonicera pileata
Lunaria rediviva
Lupinus 'Thundercloud'
Lupinus arboreus
Luzula nivea
Luzula sylvatica
Luzula sylvatica 'Aurea'
Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Lysimachia ciliata
Lysimachia punctata
Lysimachia vulgaris
Lythrum virgatum
Mahonia aquifolium
'Atropurpurea'
Mahonia aquifolium
'Orange Flame'
Mahonia japonica 'Bealei'
Meconopsis paniculata
Melicytus crassifolius
Mentha longifolia
Mentha spicata
Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'
Microbiota decussata
Milium effusum 'Aureum'
Mimulus ringens
Monarda 'Beauty of Cobham'
Monarda 'Vintage Wine'
Morina persica
Myosotidium hortensia
Nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
'Harbor Dwarf'
Nepeta sibirica
Olearia nummularifolia
Olearia x haastii
Onoclea sensibilis
Origanum majorana
Origanum onites
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Osmunda regalis
Ozothamnus coralloides
Paeonia 'Dresden'
Paeonia emodi
Paeonia mascula
Paeonia miolosewitschii
Paeonia x lemoinei
Papaver orientale
Parahebe perfoliata
Paris polyphilla
Penstemon digitalis
Persicaria amplexicaulis
Petasites japonicus
Phalaris arundinacea 'Feesey'
Phalaris arundinacea var. picta
Phlomis fruticosa
Phlomis italica
Phlomis purpurea
Phlox carolina
Phygelius capensis
Phygelius x rectus
Phygelius x rectus 'Moonraker'
Physalis alkekengi
Pieris floribunda
Peris japonica
Pimpinella major
Pittosporum ralphii
'Wheeler's Dwarf'
Podocarpus alpinus
Polygonatum hirtum
Polygonatum multiflorum
Polygonatum multiflorum
'Striatum'
Polygonatum x hybridum
Polystichum aculeatum
Polystichum munitum
Polystichum setiferum
Potentilla atrosanguinea
Potentilla fruticosa 'Beesii'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Princess'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Tilford Cream'
Primula bulleyana
Primula florindae
Prostanthera cuneata
Pseudowintera colorata
Pyracantha 'Golden Dome'
Pyracantha 'Santa Cruz'
Ranunculus aconitifolius
'Flore Pleno'
Ranunculus lyallii
Rhododendron 'Blue Tit'
Rhododendron 'Britannia'
Rhododendron 'Chikor'
Rhododendron 'Ginny Gee'
Rhododendron 'Hino-crimson'
Rhododendron ''Hino-mayo'
Rhododendron 'Moerheim'
Rhododendron calostrotum
Rhododendron ferrugineum
Rhododendron impeditum
Rhododendron moupinense
Rhododendron pemakoense
Rhododendron sargentianum
Rhododendron yakushimanum
Ribes alpinum
Ribes laurifolium
Rodgersia pinnata
Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
Rodgersia podophylla
Rodgersia sambucifolia
Rosa 'Essex'
Rosa 'Flower Carpet'
Rosa 'Grouse'
Rosa 'Red Blanket'
Rosa 'Surrey'
Rosa 'Swany'
Rosa pimpinellifolia
Rosa rugosa 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup'
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Aureus'
Rubus tricolor
Ruscus aculeatus
Ruscus hypophyllum
Ruta graveolens
Ruta graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'
Salix helvetica
Salix repens
Sanguisorbia canadensis
Santolina pinnata neapolitana
Sarcocca humilis
Senecio cineraria
Skimmia japonica 'Fructo Albo'
Skimmia x confusa 'Kew Green'
Smilacina racemosa
Solanum laciniatum
Spiraea cantoniensis
Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'
Stephenandra incisa
Taxus baccata 'Repandens'
Taxus baccata 'Repens Aurea'
Taxus baccata 'Summergold'
Teucrium fruticans
Tricyrtis hirta
Ulex eurapeus 'Flore Pleno'
Ulex gallii
Vestia foetida
Viburnum davidii
Weigelia 'Eve Rathke'
Weigelia middendorffiana
Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Zantedeschia aethiopica

2.5 x 2
.
3 x 3
2 x 1
.
2 x indefinite
.
.
.
3 x 1.5
3 x 2
4 x 1
.
4 x 1.5
4 x 2
.
2 x 1.3
2.5 x 1
.
3 x 2
.
6 x 6
2.5 x 2.5
.
3 x 5
.
4 x 1.5
.
2 x 2
5 x 2
4 x 3
3 x 1.5
4 x 2
2 x 1.5
4 x 3.25
.
3 x 2
2 x 1.5
.
4 x 2
.
5 x 4
3 x 10
.
5 x 2
5 x 5
2.5 x 3
2 x 2.5
.
5 x 6
4 x 5
5 x 6
.
2 x 4
.
5 x 6
3 x 6
2 x 1.5
6 x 8
2.5 x 5
3 x 5
5 x 12
.
5 x 3
4 x 2
3 x 1
6 x 2
2 x 2
2.3 x 1.5
4.5 x 5
2 x 1
2.5 x 0.5
5 x 10
5 x 5
3 x 5
2.6 x 1.5
5 x 2
3 x 3
3 x 5
5 x 6
3 x 6
.
3 x 6
.
2.5 x 3
2 x 2
3 x 5
5 x 5
3 x 5
3 x 3
2 x 2
4 x 2.5
6 x 6
2.5 x 3
2.7 x 2
2 x 1.5
6 x 6
6 x 12
5 x 5
2 x 1.5
3 x 6
3 x 5
2.5 x 2.5
2.5 x 2
3 x 0.25
2 x 0.25
4 x 5
5 x 5
4 x 5
5 x 5
2 x 2
3 x 5
5 x 5
5 x 5
2.5 x 2.5
6 x 6
3 x 3
3 x 1.5
3 x 1.5
4 x 4
3 x 2
3 x 3
2 x 1
2 x 1.25
3 x 3
3 x 2.5
5 x 3
.
2 x 1.5
2.3 x 1.5
3 x 1.5
2.5 x 2
6 x 10
6 x 10
5 x 8
4 x 4
5 x 4
2.5 x 1
3 x 2
4 x 2
2 x 2
6 x 5
3 x 3
5 x 1
3 x 1.5
4 x 5
5 x 5
3 x 3
5 x 3
2 x 1.5
2 x 1.5
4.5 x 4.5
2.7 x 1.5
4 x 4
2.7 x indefinite
2.7 x indefinite
3 x 5
2 x 3
4 x 4
3 x 3
3 x 3
3 x 2
3 x 2
6 x 3
5 x 3
.
4 x 4
4 x 2
3.5 x 2
.
4 x 3
2.5 x 1.5
2.3 x 2
2.5 x 2
.
3 x 1.5
2.5 x 2.5
2 x 3
3 x 3
2 x 3
2.2 x 3
2.3 x 5
3 x 5
3 x 5
6 x 3
2.5 x 2.5
2 x 3
2 x 3
3 x 5
3 x 3
4 x 3
3 x 1.5
5 x 5
2 x 5
.
2 x 5
.
2.5 x 6
2 x 2
2 x 2.5
4 x 2.5
2 x 1.5
4 x 2
5 x 3
2 x indefinite
3 x 1
2 x 2
5 x 5
5 x 3
6 x 6
3 x 4
3 x 2
3 x 1
.
4 x 10
6 x 6
3 x 2
4 x 3
6 x 10
2 x 1.5
2.5 x 1
3 x 1
3 x 5
6 x 10
5 x 5
2 x 4
2.5 x 1
3 x 2.5
2.5 x 2
2 x 1.5
2.5 x 1.5
2.5 x 1.5
2.7 x 1.5
2.5 x 2.7
4 x 2
3 x 2
4 x 3
3 x 1.5
3 x 5
.
2 x 3
.
6 x 10
6 x 2
4 x 4
4 x 3
3 x indefinite
3 x indefinite
3 x indefinite
2 x 1
3 x 1
3 x 1.5
3 x 1.5
5 x 2
2 x 2
6 x 5
3 x 4
.
3 x 1.5
6 x 6
5 x 6
2 x indefinite
2.7 x 1.5
2 x 1
2 x 1
6 x 12
2 x 2
2.7 x 2.7
2.5 x 2.5
2.5 x 2.5
2.5 x 2.5
5 x 5
2 x 2.5
2.5 x 1.5
2.5 x 1
3 x 1.5
4 x 4
3.5 x 5
5 x indefinite
3 x 1
2.5 x 3
3 x 1
2 x 2
4 x 1.5
4 x 5
5 x 5
5 x 5
2 x 3
6 x 10
2 x 2
4 x 2
3 x 2
.
6 x 6
4 x 2
3 x 0.8
3 x 0.8
.
4 x 3
2 x 3
3 x 4
4 x 3
2 x 2
2 x 4
2 x 3
2 x 3
2 x 2
4 x 3
2 x 2
3 x 5
6 x 10
3 x 6
2 x 1.5
.
3 x 1.2
3 x 3
5 x 7
2 x 2
2.5 x 2.5
2 x 2
2 x 2
2 x 2
2.5 x 3
5 x 4
2 x 2
4 x 4
2 x 2
2 x 2
6 x 6
2 x 3
3 x 5
4 x 2.5
4 x 2.5
5 x 6
3 x 3
2 x 4
2.5 x 4
2 x 10
2.5 x 4
2.7 x 4
2.5 x 5.5
3 x 4
3 x 4
5 x 5
2 x indefinite
2.5 x 2.5
2 x 3
3 x 2.5
2 x 2
2 x 1
2 x 5
6 x 3
2.5 x 3
2 x 3
2 x 2
2 x 3
2 x 4
2.5 x 1.5
6 x 5
6 x 10
2.5 x 3
2 x 2
2 x 15
4 x 4
2 x 4
3 x 12
2.7 x 2
3 x 4
5 x 5
6 x 5
4 x 4
5 x 5
5 x 5
2 x 5
3 x 2
 

Any: Sand
.
Any: Any
Any: Any
.
Any: Any, Clay
.
.
.
Any: Any
Any: Any
Any: Any
.
Any: Any
Any: Any, Chalk
.
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
.
Any: Chalk, Sand
.
Acid:Lime-Free,Sand
Any: Sand
.
Any: Sand
.
Any: Any
.
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
Any: Clay
Any: Clay
Any: Clay
Any: Clay
Any: Any
Any: Any
.
Any: Any
Alkaline: Chalk,Sand
.
Acid:Lime-Free,Sand

Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
.
Alkaline:Chalk,Sand
Alkaline: Chalk.
Alkaline: Chalk.
Alkaline: Chalk.
.
Alkaline: Chalk.
Alkaline: Chalk.
Alkaline: Chalk.
.
Alkaline: Chalk, Sand, Peaty.
Any: Chalk, Sand
Any: Chalk, Sand
Chalk, Sand
Chalk, Sand
Chalk, Sand
Chalk, Sand

Groundcover Use

Plant Name

Height x Spread in feet.
Plants above 6 feet in Height

Soil Type:-
Any
Acid or
Alkaline
:
Soil:-
Any
Chalk
Clay
Lime-Free
Sand or
Peaty

Rest of Border.
.
Climber.
Back of Shady Border, Large Leaves, Dust and Pollution Barriers.
Climber.
Back of Shady Border.

 

Abelia grandiflora
'Francis Mason'
Actinidia kolomikta
Aesculus parviflora
.
.
Akebia quinata
Buddleia officinalis
Calycanthus floridus
Ceanothus 'A.T.Johnson'
Choisya 'Aztec Pearl'
Choisya ternata
Clethra fargesii
Corokia cotoneaster
Eleagnus x ebbingei 'Limelight'
Fatshedera lizei
Fatsia japonica
Filipendula rubra
Hedera colchica
Hedera colchica 'Sulphur Heart'
Hedera helix var. hibernica
Ilex crenata 'Golden Gem'
Itae yunnaniensis
Jasminum nudiflorum
Kalmia latifolia
Kalmia latifolia 'Ostbo Red'
Kollkwitzia amabilis
Kollkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud'
Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'
Lonicera nitida
Lonicera sempervirens
Macleaya microcarpa
'Kelway's Coral Plume'
Mahonia lomariifolia
Mahonia napaulensis
Myrtus communis
Ozothamnus thyrsoideus
Paeonia suffruticosa
Parthenocissus
tricuspidata 'Veitchii'
Passiflora caerulea
Passiflora mollissima
Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'
Phytolacca americana
Rheum palmatum
Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'
Stipa gigantea
Viburnum 'Pragense'
Viburnum tinus
Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'
Viburnum tinus 'Gwenllian'
Vitis coignetiae
Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'
 

10 x 12
.
15 x indefinite
11 x 14
.
.
28 x 3
8 x 8
8 x 10
8 x 8
8 x 8
8 x 8
10 x 10
8 x 8
10 x 10
7 x 10
10 x 10
7 x 4
30 x 15
15 x 10
30 x 20
15 x 10
12 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 12
11 x 10
30 x 20
11 x 10
12 x indefinite
7 x 3
.
10 x 6
8 x 10
10 x 10
10 x 6
7 x 7
70 x 20
.
30 x indefinite
15 x indefinite
8 x 7
12 x 3
8 x 6
20 x 10
8 x 3
10 x 10
10 x 10
8 x 7
10 x 10
50 x indefinite
23 x 4
 

Alkaline: Chalk,Clay
.
Alkaline: Chalk
Alkaline: Chalk, Clay
.
.
Alkaline: Chalk
Alkaline:Chalk, Sand

 

 

 

Height in feet:-

25.4mm = 1 inch
304.8mm = 12 inches
12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
914.4mm = 1 yard

I normally round this to
300mm = 1 foot,
900 mm = 3 feet and
1000mm = 40 inches

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Plant Name - C
Plant Name - D
Plant Name - E
Plant Name - F
Plant Name - G
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