The Q&A Archives: Groundcover In Flower Beds

Question: I am looking for a fast growing groundcover to plant around some trees, in a flower bed. What do you suggest for the Mississippi Gulf Coast area?

Answer: For a spot with good sun to shade try Tapien Verbena, Polygonium, Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia), Scotch moss(Sagina subulata, or Sedum.

For shadier areas Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans) is a good choice.

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