Groundcover in Northeast FL - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, Fl
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Question by awhiting2000
January 3, 2011
We want to replace perennial peanut groundcover in our garden with a better solution -- a groundcover that will be dense enough to prevent weeds, minimum maintenance, not die in freezing temperatures. Suggestions please.

Answer from NGA
January 3, 2011
There are several low growing groundcovers for you to consider: Bugle weed (Ajuga reptans) is about 2 inches in height and develops 6" spikes of blue flowers each spring. The spikes die down on their own or you can run a lawn mower over the entire bed once the flowers are spent.

Cape-weed, lippia matchweed (Phyla nodiflora) grows about 3 inches in height; Carolina yellow jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) grows 6" in height; Lilyturf, liriope (Liriope muscari) reaches 8 to 12 inches in height.

Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your landscape.

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