Ground Cover For In Between Flagstones - Knowledgebase Question

Marxhall, VA
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Question by cbowen222
April 16, 2000
I would like to fill in spaces between large flagstones of a patio with perennial herbs. The patio is about 50'x30' sunny from noon onward and exposed to breezes. One friend mentioned "corsican mint" but I have not been able to find any plant by that name.

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2000
Corsican mint is a very small, finely textured mint. Unfortunately, I suspect it would be too hot and dry on your patio for that plant. Instead, you might try any of the fine-textured and very short creeping thymes for a similar effect. You might also consider mazus reptans and creeping or low growing sedums. Based on your description this may be a difficult planting area due to reflected heat and drying wind, so you might want to experiment with several plants and see whcih ones do best before committing to an entire planting.

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