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Mar 20, 2016 4:44 PM CST
I am wanting to plant ground cover in seams of my sandstone walkway. It is 80% shade. Im in zone 5/6. I cannot find any plants that fit the mold which will tolerate such little direct sunlight. Any ideas?
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Mar 20, 2016 4:47 PM CST
I have no particular plant to recommend as I'm in zone 8 but if you look at this site (Stepables) you can get some ideas.
Here it the page for 'crevice' plants':
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Mar 20, 2016 4:51 PM CST
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I have creeping thyme between my pavers. It gets sun until about noon and then shade. It has done great - blooms all summer and has spread quickly. I tried Sotch Moss but it didn't survive the winter.

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Mar 20, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Brad13 !

I was thinking creeping thyme, as well -- or, just common, everyday, moss.. Smiling
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Name: Bob
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Mar 20, 2016 7:37 PM CST
I agree Creeping thyme is a great choice and can walked on.
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Mar 20, 2016 9:28 PM CST
Welcome! I have lamium and strawberry begonias(saxifraga stolonifera) as ground covers in my shade beds. Can't see why it wouldn't work for you, but I don't think of them as steppable.
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Mar 21, 2016 4:16 AM CST
I would have said thyme too.

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