Ground Cover - Knowledgebase Question

Wadsworth, IL
Question by JackieGoff
April 19, 2001
I am looking for a flowering ground cover for a sloping area to prevent erosion. The soil is also not the greatest. Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
April 19, 2001


Some of the best groundcover candidates are tough enough to tolerate minimal watering and deep-rooted enough to help stablize slopes. Those that grow well in sunny sites include Achillea, Arctostaphylos, Arundinaria pygmaea, Cotoneaster, Euonymus fortunei (wintercreeper), Hypericum and Verbena. Euonymus does not bloom but there are varieties with variegated foliage which will add interest to the area.

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