Seeds for Ground Cover Plants

Important Note about starting Ground Cover Seeds: Ground Covers should be started as "plugs" inside in plug starting trays and then transplanted outside as plugs in order to establish a ground cover. You can use peat pots and peat pellets to start you plugs. You should not try to direct sow seeds outside, you will receive very poor results this way, and we will not warrant the seeds if this method is used, we will only warrant seeds if they are started as plugs.

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6002 Dichondra repens
This is a perennial ground cover plant which has a prostrate or creeping growth habit with circular leaves and entire margins that is grown from Dichondra seed.
It grows very close to the ground, (usually not over 2 inches tall) and is a warm season fast growing ground cover. It is adapted to warmer climates, but will retain its striking green color during winter temperatures as low as 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit with only slight leaf browning. Dichondra has broad, almost circular leaves (looks similar to clover) and when mowed low establishes a thick dense carpet look. Dichondra is now used in many ground cover situations where normal grasses may not do as well.
It has a bright green color and a very good feel underfoot. Dichondra is highly resistant to diseases and will grow in partial shade to full sun. Beautiful in landscaping areas of no maintenance where adapted, and does not need to be mowed.
When used in lawn situations it can be mowed for an even, smooth finish. Dichondra Repens is commonly called Kidney Weed, Dichondra Pony Foot, or Lawn Leaf. It grows so easily from ground cover seeds that it can be used as a lawn alternative to create a Dichondra Repens lawn.

Best for zones 7-11.

Click here for Detailed Growing Instructions for Dichondra

  40g pack of seeds, will cover 50 square feet. $4.95
  DCM008 1 pound pack of seeds, will cover 500 square feet. $32.95
SF168 Green Carpet ( Herniaria glabra )
This lowing growing ground cover only reaches about 3 inches in height and forms a matforming green carpet for carpet-bedding, a lawn alternative, low growing container gardening, etc.
It is a soft to walk on, evergreen grass substitute for many people or the perfect ground cover. It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green glabrous foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, but they are barely visible and do not attract bees. Many people report never seeing Herniaria Glabra flower at all which makes it nice as there is no flower clean up.
Herniaria Glabra is a lovely bright green creeper which spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant! It is not fussy about soil and will happily grow in poor soil and gravel.
This low growing ground cover plant of about 3 inches has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots like a Creeping Thyme) which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Green Carpet can grow in full sun or shady locations. Known to be nearly indestructible, it is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones, growing as a lawn substitute, or a ground cover. The tiny leaves create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze or red colored in winter adding even more interest.
Does best in zones 6-10.
Surface sow seed, do not cover Soil Type: Well-drained, can be nutritionally poor soils, adaptable to various soils, pH 5.5 - 7.0.
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 800 seeds covers 10 square feet.
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination.
  38mg pack ( about 800 seeds ) $3.95
SF153 Ajuga repens
Also called Creeping Bugleweed, Creeping Carpet Bugle,Carpenter's Herb, this tough perennial is a nice creeping groundcover for problem areas. Bold blue massed color in spring; sun or shade. Grows 6 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
It is noted for the striking range of foliage colors and textures. The rich foliage and spring flowers make this a popular choice for replacing turf grass, especially under trees and other areas where mowing (such as over roots) can be dangerous and areas where grass will not grow.
Best used for edging, as a ground cover, or beneath trees or larger shrubs, infrequent foot traffic is tolerated. Attracts butterflies, one of the few groundcovers that will grow under walnut trees.
You will need to start seeds inside, and transplant outside as "plugs".
Start seeds inside in small pots or cells, about 3 seeds per cell or pot. After germination, transplant outside, spacing about 9 inches apart. Normal germination time is about 21-28 days.
  75mg pack ( about 60 seeds ) $4.95
SF154 Pussytoes ( Antennaria dioica )
If you are looking for a durable plant that can survive hot, dry, full sun, and poor soil conditions, than you have found the right ground cover plant.
Antennaria Dioica is also known as Pussytoes, and it forms a very low, creeping mat of tiny, bright silvery-grey leaves with fuzzy white flowers which will bloom towards the end of spring.
Seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost or directly started outdoors after frost danger has passed. Seeds should be pressed into the soil but not covered. Keep the seeds moist until germination occurs.
Plants work well in sunny locations including: rock gardens, mass ground cover plantings, in between flagstones, and on top of rock walls. Simply plant the seeds, where you want a beautiful carpet of drought tolerant ground cover plants.
Perennial, hardy for zones 5-9, grows 4 inches tall.
You will need to start seeds inside, and transplant outside as "plugs".
Start seeds inside in small pots or cells, about 10-12 seeds per cell or pot. After germination, transplant outside, spacing about 12 inches apart. Normal germination time is about 42-70 days.
  18mg pack ( about 500 seeds )$6.95
TRN246 Snow Carpet ( Anthemis carp. Karpatenschnee )
This is a seldom seen species, but terrific for edging, in containers or the rock garden. It forms a compact cushion of grey-green leaves, studded all over with small white daisies, each with a dainty yellow eye.
Flowering begins in late spring and continues well into summer, especially if faded flowers are removed. Shear back lightly after flowering is over, to tidy up the clumps and encourage repeat flowering in the autumn.
Drought tolerant. Requires excellent drainage, especially in winter. Prefers neutral or acidic soils. Grows about 6" tall. Hardy to zone 5.
 40mg pack ( about 125 seeds ) $6.95
TRN176 Copinkie ( Arabis caucasica )
Superb evergreen, compact, spreading 4-6 inch tall cushions are covered with thousands of fragrant rosy flowers in early spring. Winter hardy to zone 3.
You will need to start seeds inside, and transplant outside as "plugs".
Start seeds inside in small pots or cells, about 3-4 seeds per cell or pot. After germination, transplant outside, spacing about 8 inches apart. Normal germination time is about 21-28 days.
  50mg pack ( about 250 seeds ) $6.95
TRN177 Snow cap ( Arabis caucasica )
Establishes well from seeds. It works well as a ground cover for slopes. It is fairly drought tolerant once it is established. Use on a ledge of rock or a stone wall. As it matures and spreads, it will cascade over the stones.
Has attractive silvery-green evergreen leaves which hug the ground, about 6 - 8 inches in height, occasionally jumping up to 10 inches. In climates with mild winters, the leaves of this flowering ground cover plant hold their looks into winter.
Trim back the plant after blooming to keep it neat and tidy. Perennial, hardy to zone 3, grows 6 inches tall.
Start seeds inside in small pots or cells, about 3-4 seeds per cell or pot. After germination, transplant outside, spacing about 8 inches apart. Normal germination time is about 21-28 days.
 105mg pack ( about 300 seeds ) $2.95
SF155 European Ginger ( Asarum europeum )
This is a first-rate groundcover plant for shady areas, much sought after by gardeners, and seldom in good supply. It will slowly form a solid patch of glossy, dark green rounded leaves, which remain evergreen in mild winter regions.
Brownish flowers are insignificant, hiding underneath the foliage. Use this in small areas, since the plants take a few years to establish.
Combines well with miniature Hosta, primroses and low-growing ferns. Once established, the plants will self-seed sparingly. Perennial, grows 6 inches tall, hardy to zone 3. Sow seed in a plastic bag with a table spoon of moist seed mix, keep at 73°F for 45 days or more. Then place in the fridge for 50 days. Sow into a pot and use 50°F. If no germination in 5 weeks, repeat the cycle from the beginning.
  112mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $3.95
TRM638 Purple Robe ( Saxifraga Arendsii )
An excellent groundcover that is compact, free-flowering, and easily raised from seed. These charming perennials quickly form an evergreen verdant mat. The surface-spreading mossy leaves are evergreen for year-round effect. When your spring bloomers are starting to fade, the dense mats of Purple Robe become covered with small carmine red, cup-shaped flowers held upright on ankle-high, strong stems.

Also, known as Mossy Saxifrage or Purple Robe ground cover, Saxifrages grow well in containers, beds, rock gardens, and anywhere a low-growing, spreading ground cover plant is desired. Mossy Saxifrage plants prefer well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade conditions. Purple Robe does not do well in the hot humid areas. It is both deer and rabbit resistant.
Grows about 6 inches tall, a perennial hardy for zones 4-9. 1,000 seeds will cover 20 square foot area.

 96mg pack ( about 2,500 seeds ) $14.95
1A449 Baby Doll ( Dianthus chinensis )
A wonderful old-time garden plant that is so popular we have decided to make it one of our value pack seeds. This beauty makes an amazing border with it's massive flower heads that get as large as they are tall! They get 6" tall and bloom profusely in spring but sometime you get lucky and have a second bloom in fall. Perennial in zones 4-8. Best when planted in full-part sun. Drought tolerant.

This is one of the most versatile flowers we have ever seen. It has beauty and fragrance, can be grown as a bedding plant, basket plant or even as a ground cover.

This compact and low-growing Dianthus variety has very large, single flowers with serrated petals. Colors include crimson, rose, red, white and bicolors. Flowers have a clove-jasmine scent and are ideal for the fragrant garden. Attracts bees and butterflies.

 2.5g Package ( about 4,000 seeds ) $2.25
 1 ounce bulk package for large beds and ground cover ( about 38,000 seeds ) $12.95
TRN239 English Daisy Pomponette Mix ( Bellis perennis )
Lots of quilled, double flowers, "walk on" plant. May take a season or two to become fully established, but once it does, you can look forward to years of colorful landscape. Perennial, hardy to zone 4, grows 6 inches tall.
 50mg pack ( about 400 seeds ) $4.95
SF164 Irish Moss ( Sagina subulata )
Grow this luxurious, evergreen ground cover plant from seeds to ground cover in only 8 weeks. Mossy foliage grows just 1 to 2 inches tall, for lovely color between flagstones or spilling over rocks. Dense tufts of slender stems grow together to form a lush carpet of green. Small, star-shaped, white flowers cover this flowering ground cover plant from late spring until mid-summer.
The very tiny Irish Moss seeds create a moss-like, emerald-green foliage that forms a compact 1 to 2 inch tall carpet. This ground cover is excellent for planting between flagstones. Grown as a lawn substitute, it creates the effect of a moss-covered meadow. Irish Moss is very soft to walk on barefoot, and it has a slightly spongy feel to it. Hardy for zones 4-10.

Sow seeds in starter flats, press the tiny seeds into soil but do not cover. Kept at 64-72F, germination is in 14-21 days.
Transplant into the garden 6-9 inches apart. Seeds can be direct sown into the garden ( but best started inside ) or in-between stones. The seeds must be kept moist continuously. It will be adaptable to mostly sunny locations in cooler climates or partial shade in warmer climates. Irish Moss ground cover needs moisture retentive, gritty, well-drained soil. The plants are hardy above -30F degrees.

Important Note: These are very tiny seeds, even smaller than tobacco or petunia seeds. They are easily germinated by following instructions above, but they must be started inside and transplanted outside as "plugs". These will not germinate well outside, except in some instances where they are sowed between flagstones.

 27mg pack ( about 1,000 tiny seeds ) $3.95

New! 1A451 Irish Moss Pelleted Seeds
These pelleted seeds make for easy sowing and germination were smaller amounts of seeds are needed. Each pack contains over 150 pelleted seeds. Seeds are shipped in protective plastic vial.

  68mg pack ( over 150 pelleted seeds ) $2.95
TRN223 Heather ( Calluna vulgaris )
Also known as Scotch heather, an evergreen ground cover or low shrub for sun, blooms during late summer in various shades of red or pink. Heather thrives in USDA zones 3 to 9. This low-growing shrub definitely demonstrates year-round beauty, whether from its abundant summer blooms or its ever-changing foliage. Heather works great for use in sun-soaked garden spots from the border to along the driveway.
Heathers grow in nutrient poor, well-draining, acidic soils, in a bright sunny location. Calluna vulgaris will do very poorly in alkaline soils. When planting in the ground, space out the plants about 24 inches apart. Plant out in early fall or spring.
At spring, pruning of the dead dry stems produces fresher looking plants, cut the old stems off close to the ground. It is recommended to mulch before the onset of winter to protect from damage caused by the cold temperatures and wind.
Heather seeds are very small and should be surface sown and the soil needs to remain moist, with watering best done from below if possible.
Grows to about 24-36 inches tall. Normally takes about 28-35 days to germinate in 50-72 degree soil.
Grows to about 24-36 inches tall. Normally takes about 28-35 days to germinate in 50-72 degree soil.
 24mg ( about 1,500 very tiny seeds ) $4.95
SF156 Snow in Summer ( Cerastium tomentosum )
Vigorous spreading groundcover for walls or rockery, white flowers, silver foliage, late spring. Perennial, hardy to zone 1, grows 6 inches tall.
Sow seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before setting out. Use small pots and sterile starter mix. Sow Cerastium seeds lightly on the surface of the starter mix, and press the seeds into the mix. This ground cover seed needs light to germinate. Keep the seeds moist until germination, harden the seedlings for 10-14 days before planting plants into their permanent location. Space plants about 8" apart.
  235mg pack ( about 600 seeds ) $2.95
TRN178 Phuopsis ( Crucianella stylosa )
This is a very fast growing ground cover plant. It gets masses of delicate pink flowers on it and only grows 8 inches tall. The foliage is evergreen so it stays green all season and it has a nice fragrance to it.
This is a mat forming, laterally spreading perennial use a a ground cover for mass plantings or even in container gardening. It is one of the few pink flowering ground covers available in seed. Many gardeners will grow this just for its unique foliage and the beautiful blooms and just a bonus!
Cut back or mow high after flowering to keep neat and tidy. Perennial, grows 8 inches tall, hardy for zones 5-9.
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (6-8 weeks before last frost).
Sow Outdoors: Spring.
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil.
Germination Time: 21-45 Days.
  75mg pack ( about 80-100 seeds ) $2.95
TRN238 Claytonia perfoliata
Fast growing green ground cover, clusters of white flowers, likes cool shade. Self seeding annual that grows 8" tall and is mature in 12 weeks from seed.
Also produces edible greens. Quantities of heart-shaped leaf pairs, each "wrapped" around a white-flowered stem. Hardiest of the winter salad greens, can tolerate moderate frost and can be grown all winter in mild regions or in cold greenhouses. The taste of the young leaves is wild and fresh. Suitable for multiple cuttings. To harvest, after the plant has branched, snip the heart-shaped leaf pairs as needed. The plants will re-grow readily for continuous harvest.
 95mg pack ( about 200 seeds ) $2.95
TRN206 Kenilworth Ivy ( Cymbalaria muralis )
Grow this lovely ground cover from seed! With scalloped leaves, and pretty lilac colored blooms, Kenilworth Ivy makes a wonderful ground cover plant.
It performs well even in full shade, and it loves to cascade down a stone wall or spill over the sides of containers. The plant also makes charming hanging baskets. This trailing vine takes very little maintenance except for regular waterings, and being cut back and deadheaded before setting seeds.
It is a prolific self-sower, spreading its seeds all over the garden. To keep it more contained, deadheading is helpful. Kenilworth Ivy makes a very nice flowering ground cover plant. Ground cover plant that is also ideal for rockery. Perennial, hardy for zones 5-9, grows 4 inches tall.
Sow seeds indoors 10 weeks before the last frost is expected. Use starter trays, sow the ground cover seeds on the surface of sterile soil, gently pressing the seed into the soil.
Do not cover the seeds. They need light to germinate. After danger of frost has passed, transplant the young ground cover plants into the garden.
Average germination time is 14-24 days.
  14mg pack ( about 80 seeds ) $2.95
TRN179 Iceplant "Starburst" ( Delosperma floribunda ) Pelleted
Plant Select Winner - succulent groundcover, drought tolerant, vivid magenta, sometimes difficult to germinate, so we offer pelleted seeds to improve success rate.
It only takes 4 months, and you will be able to enjoy this ground cover plant and the vivid magenta blooms they produce. This hardy, drought tolerant ground cover plant forms a ground hugging carpet that faithfully blooms season after season. A mainstay of the water-saving or dry-climate garden, this hardy Ice Plant is a colorful ground cover that blooms with little to no care!
It has foliage that is deep green, almost succulent looking and extremely shiny. The blooms are 1-2 inches across and cover the foliage, opening in the morning and closing in the evening. Ice Plants make a great under planting for roses and taller shrubs. They also work well in a container as long as their situation is sunny and well-draining.
Perennial,hardy for zones 4-9, grows 6 inches tall.
Plant seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before last frost is predicted. Use starter trays and sterile potting mix. Press the seeds into the soil but do not cover the seeds. Keep the ground cover seeds moist but not saturated until germination occurs.
Transplant outdoors, 18 inches a part when temperatures are warmed. Find a sunny location with sandy, sharp-draining soil. In the hottest climates, plants would do well with some afternoon shade.
  75mg pack ( about 40 pelleted seeds in protective vial ) $2.95
SF140 Tuttifrutti Indian Strawberry ( Duchesnea indica )
This rare ground cover plant will get second looks! It's a Strawberry plant with lovely yellow blooms, and it produces small red Strawberries all summer long on a creeping evergreen carpet. Tuttifrutti is well-suited for hanging over a wall or as a ground cover plant.
Duchesnea Indica is naturalized throughout the United States, and it is found growing in shady places in woods and grassy slopes. Prefers a moist, but well-drained soil in a partially sunny position. Once plants are established, the matted root sends out runners to set new plants. Indian Strawberry leaves are light green and finely haired.
The small, yellow flowers are 5 petaled, and first appear in April and will bloom throughout the summer until fall. The fruit is small, about 1/2 inch round. It is edible, but many say the taste is un-noteworthy. Birds, however, love the red fruit. Grows about 5" tall. Hardy to zone 5.
 77mg pack ( about 250 seeds ) $2.95
SF074 One Time ( Fragaria Ananassa )
Have you ever wanted a ground cover plant that produced berries? Well, look no farther than Fragaria ground cover grown from Strawberry seeds. Yes, Strawberry plants make a wonderful spreading ground cover and they have the additional benefit of producing delicious, edible fruit. These plants are quite easy to grow. They are perennial, winter hardy, and will thrive in full sunshine, as long as the soil is fertile and well-drained. Large, sweet berries with old time strawberry flavor.
 50mg Package of about 75 seeds $2.95
TRN180 "Very Berry" ( Gaultheria procumbens )
With a little patience, you can grow this beautiful creeping ground cover from seeds. It is great for shady areas with acidic soil. It is low-growing, shrub-like and spreads to 24 inches wide by stolons.
In the summer it has sweet little bell-shaped flowers, and in the fall and winter, it has lovely red berries. This creeping wintergreen offers year round visual interest!
This aromatic little ground cover plant is not only attractive, but it also has a history of medicinal uses. It contains methyl salicylate, a medicine related to aspirin, and has been used in medicines for both internal and topical use.
Great for fall or winter pot. Grows 6 inches tall, hardy for zones 4-7, perennial.
Seeds germinate best after a cold treatment. It is recommended to refrigerate seeds 4-10 weeks as the cold temperature helps to break the dormancy of the seed. Remove seeds from the refrigerator and sow them directly in a prepared seedbed. Plants prefer somewhat acidic soil and soil that has lots of organic matter worked in.
 27mg pack ( about 120 seeds ) $4.95
TRN245 Rose Baby's Breath ( Gypsophila repens )
Dwarf, trailing plant with tiny flowers, for border or rockery, "walk on" good groundcover plant for rocky slopes and eyesore hills. Grows about 6" tall. Hardy to zone 6.
 107mg ( about 200 seeds per pack ) $2.95
TRM181 French Stardust ( Leptosiphon )
This low-growing annual has fern-like foliage and hundreds of sweet little half inch star-shaped flowers that shine out from the foliage. The colors are mixed and bright in shades of rose, yellow, orange and cream.
Leptosiphon uses include edging the front of the flower bed, containers, edging a pathway, or as a ground cover.
Commonly known as False Baby Stars, this annual is lovely if it is allowed to spill over the edges of rocks or containers. It makes a carpet of color and is stunning!
Annual plant growing 4 inches tall.
Start inside in cells or sow seeds directly outside in a prepared seedbed after frost danger has passed. Press the seed into the soil and lightly cover. Perform best in full sun, and they prefer rich, well-draining soil.
  325mg pack ( about 1,000 tiny seeds ) $3.95
AW14 Bird's Foot Trefoil ( Lotus corniculatus )
A good groundcover for poor soils, Lotus corniculatus is a common flowering plant native to grassland temperate Eurasia and North Africa. The common name is Bird's-foot Trefoil (or similar, such as "birdsfoot trefoil"), though the common name is often also applied to other members of the genus. It is also known in cultivation in North America as Birdfoot Deervetch.
It is a perennial herbaceous plant, similar in appearance to some clovers. The flowers develop into small pea-like pods or legumes. The name 'bird's foot' refers to the appearance of the seed pods on their stalk. There are five leaflets, but with the central three held conspicuously above the others, hence the use of the name trefoil. The height of the plant is variable, from 5-20 cm, occasionally more where supported by other plants; the stems can reach up to 50 cm long. It is typically sprawling at the height of the surrounding grassland. It can survive fairly close grazing, trampling and mowing. It is most often found in sandy soils. It Flowers from June until September.
The plant has had many common English names in Britain, which are now mostly out of use. These names were often connected with the yellow and orange colour of the flowers, e.g. 'eggs and bacon', 'butter and eggs'.
  10g Seed Pack ( about a thousand seeds ) $2.95
TST086 Five Spot ( Nemophila maculata )
Lovely groundcover, white, blue spots, covered with blooms all summer, reseeds itself. Annual growing 6" tall, blooming in 8 weeks from seed.
  3.5g pack ( about 700-750 seeds ) $3.95
TRN182 Little Bells ( Nolana )
Little Bells has trailing, succulent stems and large frilly trumpet flowers that are blue with a white center and yellow throat. The Nolana plant is hardy and drought tolerant making a great ground cover plant.
Can also be used in baskets, tubs or window boxes where it will spill over the edges and bloom all summer long. Give them a sunny spot with very well-drained, moderately fertile soil, and they will reward you with masses of blooms. Annual growing 10 inches tall.
Sow seeds in early spring indoors using small pots or starter trays and seed starting mix. Lightly cover the ground cover seed with soil and maintain moisture until germination occurs. Transplant the seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed spacing 12-18" apart.
 700mg pack ( about 60 seeds ) $2.95
TRN192 Hails in Spain ( Omphalodes linifolia )
This pretty flowering annual is wonderful to grow. Omphalodes linifolia will self-seed without being a nuisance, and the seeds are easy to collect for home production. It will flower beautifully in full sun or in part shade. The foliage is a beautiful blue-green color. Ideal groundcover under trees, interesting seedpods.
  65mg pack ( about 35 seeds ) $2.95
TRN183 Pink Starlets ( Petrohagia illyriaca )
This hardy perennial resemble creeping baby's breath. The foliage is a deep green with a slight grey overlay makes a nice contrast to the pale pink blooms that cover in huge numbers on this plant from late spring until Fall.
Drought and heat resistant and thrives on neglect, easy to grow and vigorous but not invasive. Can tolerate light foot traffic. Teeming 1" veined pink blossoms, great ground cover or edging, blooms first year. Perennial growing 12 inches tall, hardy for zones 5-9.
Perennial,hardy for zones 4-9, grows 6 inches tall.
Plant seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost is predicted. Use starter trays and sterile potting mix. Press the seeds into the soil but do not cover the seeds. Keep the ground cover seeds moist but not saturated until germination occurs.
Transplant outdoors, 12-18 inches a part when temperatures are warmed. Find a sunny location with sandy, sharp-draining soil. In the hottest climates, plants would do well with some afternoon shade.
 27mg pack ( about 150 seeds ) $4.95
TRN185 Creeping Zinnia ( Sanvitalia )
What a delightful flowering ground cover plant! So easy to grow from seeds, and what charm and beauty if offers all summer long.
It is a low-growing, mat-forming annual that spreads 12-18 inches making it ideal for a summer ground cover. The trailing little plants create a profusion of 3/4 inch semi-double orange flowers with dark centers. They look like mini-sunflowers! Best in zones 6-9.
Creeping Zinnia offers the most spectacular blooms when planted in full sun. It prefers light, sandy loam soils with good drainage. It performs the best in areas where summers are mild.
The plants are ideal for hanging baskets, all sorts of pots and planters, edging the front of the flower border and as a ground cover. Annual growing 6 inches tall.
For best results, sow seeds directly in the garden 1 - 2 weeks before last frost date. They also may be started indoors 4-6 weeks earlier; however, plants often do not transplant well into the garden.
Seeds started indoors directly into a hanging basket or container avoids the transplant problem. Sow seed on the surface of prepared soil, lightly sprinkle peat moss to help hold moisture in the seeds. Light is beneficial to germination.
Make sure that the ground cover seeds stay moist until germination occurs.
  141mg pack ( about 250 seeds ) $2.95
TRM700 Ground Ivy ( Glechoma hederacea )
Also called Alehoof, this ground cover plant is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family. Ground ivy has numerous medicinal uses, and is used as a salad green in many countries.
Many people consider ground ivy to be an attractive garden plant, and it is grown in pots and often as a groundcover.
Easily cultivated, it grows well in shaded places. Ground ivy grows best in partial sun, moist conditions, and fertile loamy soil in an open situation where there is little competition.
This ground cover plant can withstand regular mowing, but flourishes better without it.
Perennial growing 8 inches tall, hardy for zones 3-10.
Starting seeds:
Average Germ Time: 10-21 days, after 2 weeks cold treatment, we recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
Light Required: Yes.
Depth: Sow seed on surface or barely cover with soil.
Soil Type: Moist, acidic soils.
Sowing Rate: 2-3 seeds per plant.
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination.
  300mg pack ( about 500 seeds )$9.95
TRN202 Arcobaleno ( Scutellaria alpina )
Also known as Alpine Skullcap. fast growing european wildflower. Can be treated as annual. Makes a drought-tolerant groundcover.
First year flowers, blue, white, pink, weather resistant ground cover, easy to germinate. Perennial growing 10 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
Sow indoors late winter, does not germinate well in warm/hot soil.
  22mg pack ( about 20 seeds $2.95
TRN214 Stonecrop ( Sedum acre )
An excellent performing ground cover commonly known as Stonecrop. These ground cover plants form a brilliant, intense golden yellow carpet that will rapidly spread and fill in, giving you ground cover over a large area in a very short time.
It is so well-known and used that it has many common names: Goldmoss Stonecrop, Goldmoss Sedum, or Golden Carpet Stonecrop. It is a perennial plant native to Europe but also naturalized in North America.
Grows well in poor soils, sand, rock gardens, and rich dirt, in a variety of light conditions, but prefers mostly sunny conditions. It is such a versatile plant. Sedum Acre Stonecrop is well-suited for use in hanging baskets and container gardens as a trailing accent, as borders and edging in the flower garden, or as a general ground cover plant.
A perennial for zones 4-8.
Sedum seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. Indoor sowing can be done 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix.
Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5-7 Stonecrop seeds per container. The seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the ground cover seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate.
For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70°F. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil with organic matter. Loosen the top 1-2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the seeds over the soil.
Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination. Normal germination time is 14-28 days. As a rule of thumb, 500 sedum seeds will cover a 10 square foot area as a ground cover.
  25mg pack ( about 700 seeds ) $3.95
TRN217 White Stonecrop ( Sedum album )
A small but extremely tough plant for rock gardens, xeriscapes and green roofs. Not only heat resistant and drought tolerant, it is reliably hardy and provides interest year round. It is widely known as Jelly Bean Sedum, for the becoming shape of its leaves.
These leaves grow close together and form a dense carpet of plant material which spreads to cover a good-sized area. Dainty, airy white flowers bloom in midsummer. Foliage persists throughout the winter months, but turns red to bronze as temperatures become cooler.
A perennial for zones 3-9.
Sedum seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors. Indoor sowing can be done 6-8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix.
Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5-7 Stonecrop seeds per container. The seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the ground cover seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate.
For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70°F. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil with organic matter. Loosen the top 1-2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the seeds over the soil.
Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination. Normal germination time is 14-28 days. As a rule of thumb, 500 sedum seeds will cover a 10 square foot area as a ground cover.
  22mg pack ( over 1,000 seeds ) $5.95
TRN218 Stonecrop Dragon's Blood ( Sedum spurium )
Dragon's Blood Sedum is an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial ground cover which can be grown in a container or used in mass plantings. Sedum ground cover plants are exceptionally tolerant of heat and drought and also tolerate to cold and humidity.
Dragon's Blood Sedum is a fast growing ground cover with brilliant red flowers in late summer. It is a succulent with needle-like leaves that turn an orange-red color in fall. Dragon's Blood ground cover creates a dense mat 3 - 5 inches tall that spreads quickly. Dragon's Blood will tolerate poor, dry soil. Low growing Sedum is used for containers, borders, edging and as a dense spreading ground cover plant. A perennial, these plants are great in rock gardens as they will grow in shallow, poor soil and perform well. Dragon's Blood seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors ( but you will get best results by starting indoors and transplanting outside ). Indoor sowing can be done 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5 - 7 Sedum ground cover seeds per container. The Sedum seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate. For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70 degrees or higher. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil organic matter. Loosen the top 1 - 2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the Dragon's Blood seeds over the soil. Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination. Perennial growing 6" tall, hardy for zones 3-9.
  18mg pack ( about 600 seeds ) $4.95
TRN175 Voodoo ( Sedum Spurium )
What a spectacular ground cover plant! Sedum Voodoo will be sure to catch the eyes of everyone who passes by with its deep red flowers and mahogany red foliage.
It makes a dramatic display for a little plant, and they easy to establish from seeds!
This hardy perennial Stonecrop Sedum quickly grows to 6 inches tall and spreads to 18 inches in width while thriving in hot, dry soil. The only requirement is that it has good drainage and a sunny or partial shade setting.
Voodoo Sedum is perfect for edging, container plantings, stepping stones, rock gardens, and as a mass planting flowering ground cover. Deer generally stay away from Voodoo Sedum ground cover, but butterflies love it. Sedum Spurium cultivars also make great additions to rock and rooftop gardens. Zones 5-9, grows 6" tall.
  3mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
TRN222 Stonecrop Many Species Mix ( Sedum var. mix )
A marvelous groundcover, red and yellow shades, mix of hardy creepers. Perennial growing 6 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
  27mg pack ( about 600 seeds ) $4.95
TRN233 Stonecrop ( Sedum coccineum )
Matforming groundcover, red stem, mid green leaf, star shaped purple flowers in late summer. Perennial growing 7" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  18mg pack ( about 600 seeds ) $4.95
TRN237 Widows Cross ( Sedum pulchellum )
One of the most beautiful of the native Sedums, this succulent wildflower is heavily bedecked with fluffy pink spikes of blooms from late Spring through early summer.
With dark-pink tipped stamens, the flower clusters look almost spotted. This shorter species is perfect for a naturalizing ground-cover or rock garden.
The name Widow's cross refers to the shape of the flower, there are four petals in a cross pattern. Glade stonecrop is an obvious reference to its typical habitat.
Widows Cross seeds can be sown indoors or directly outdoors ( but you will get best results by starting indoors and transplanting outside ). Indoor sowing can be done 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5-7 seeds per container. The seeds are exceptionally small, so only press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover the seed. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate.
For outdoor sowing, wait until garden soil temperatures are 70 degrees or higher. Select a site with well-draining soil. If necessary amend soil organic matter. Loosen the top 1 - 2 inches of soil, remove any weeds, and gently broadcast the Dragon's Blood seeds over the soil. Lightly press the seeds into the soil, and keep the seed continuously moist until germination. Perennial growing 8" tall, hardy for zones 5-9.
 14mg pack ( about 250 seeds ) $5.95
TRN248 Blue Spruce Sedum ( Sedum reflexum )
Vivid blue needle-leaf, spreads slowly to form excellent evergreen ground cover, yellow blooms in summer, perennial grows about 8" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 22mg pack ( about 200 seeds ) $3.95
TRN247 Czars Gold Sedum
Gold flowers, evergreen red stemmed carpet, excellent groundcover, perennial grows about 9" tall, hardy zones 3-9.
 12mg pack ( about 500 seeds ) $5.95
TRN252 Spanish Stonecrop ( Sedum hispanicum )
If you are looking for a drought tolerant, low-growing, low-maintenance ground cover, this this is the one preferred by many. This plant has blue-green to gray-green, succulent foliage, and it only reaches a few inches in height.
As the weather warms, the foliage turns to a blue-grey color, and it has a soft feathery feel to it. In late spring to summer it has clusters of small whitish pink blooms.
It is a tough ground cover plant that tolerates some wear and tear such as light walking.
Commonly called Spanish Stonecrop, and although it is a sun lover in mild climates, this perennial prefers some afternoon shade in areas with extremely hot summers.
Porous well-drained soil is essential. Grow in coarse sandy or gravelly soil in a rock garden, trough, wall, or container, or use it as a small-scale ground cover on a slope or bank. In too much shade it slowly dwindles or is overtaken by neighboring plants.
Best suited for zones 4-9.
Sedum has tiny seeds which should be mixed with fine sand for an even sowing. For best results, sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost is expected. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow Sedum seeds on the surface. Press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not it. Keep the Stonecrop seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate.
Water from the underside of the pots or use a spray bottle and lightly mist the seeds. Plant the Sedum seedlings outdoors once sufficient growth has been made. Established plants can be divided every 3-4 years for best performance.
 30mg pack ( about 800-1000 tiny seeds ) $10.95
TRN255 Purple Carpet ( Sedum spurium )
Edge your walkways with these wonderful ground cover plants. This perennial is a versatile ground cover for rock gardens, planting in rock walls, around stones, green roofs, flower beds, or containers.
Has deep rose pink flowering clusters that will bloom from mid-summer until fall. Has very narrow paddle-shaped leaves that spiral around and form dense mats. The foliage may turn a brownish-red color in the autumn in full sun.
Plants forms a thick ground cover even the first year that it is grown from seeds.
For zones 5-9.
 21mg pack ( about 500 seeds )$3.95
TRN249 Golden Sedum ( Sedum reflexum )
Evergreen creeper, golden yellow, feathery flower clusters, narrow blue-green leaf, perennial grows about 8" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 22mg ( about 250 seeds ) $2.95
TRN254 Selsie ( Sedum selskianum )
A hardy, handsome and well-behaved perennial that produces dense mounds of glossy bright green foliage. The flat, succulent leaves are alternately deployed on upright stems that form a low lush mound.
In late spring and summer, tiny stems bear small starry shaped golden-yellow flowers.
Growing to a height of 8 inches, it is hardy to around minus 28 degrees. It does best in porous soil and full sun to light shade and thrives in sun drenched rock gardens, crumbling walls or rocky scree. It also does well in containers in well-drained potting mix.
Does well in zones 3-9.
 28mg pack ( about 500 tiny seeds ) $6.95
TRN259 Sedum sexangulare
Dense sweetly aromatic foliage, lemon flowers, perennial grows about 5" tall, hardy for zones 4-9.
 21mg pack ( about 1,000 tiny seeds ) $8.95
TRN253 Summer Glory ( Sedum spurium )
This sedum stonecrop grows 4-6 inches high. The leaves tint red in the fall and the blooms are dark pink star-like blossoms that will grow from early July to September.
A low growing succulent plant that thrives in well-drained soil but will grow in most soil types. It's perfect to grow in trouble areas. Deer resistant.
For zones 5-10.
 5mg pack ( about 100 tiny seeds ) $2.95
TRN203 Emperor's Wave ( Sedum Telephium )
This sedum has succulent bluish-green pointed leaves. Its sturdy, dark stems look wonderful with the carmine flowers. The flowers with umbrella-like heads blooms from late summer until fall, and it has a height of 16 inches and spreads about the same amount.
In fall, the flower clusters hold their form and turn brown giving interest to the fall and winter display. Emperor's Wave is a great choice for beds, borders, and it's especially stunning when planted in mass groupings. It makes a great cut flower, and it attracts butterflies and bees.

Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost is expected. Use small pots or flats and sterile starter mix. Pre-moisten the starter mix and sow 5-7 seeds per container.
The seed is exceptionally small, so only press the seed into the moistened soil, and do not cover it. Keep the seeds moist but not saturated until they germinate.
If seeds do not germinate, a cold period is recommended. Place tray or pots into the refrigerator for 1 - 2 weeds, and then repeat the warm temperature again. Germination can be erratic.

 2mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
TRN240 Nestor ( Veronica prostrata )
Trailing Speedwell, compact, light blue for rockeries, walls, or borders, "walk on". Perennial, hardy to zone 4, grows 6 inches tall.
 26mg pack ( about 150 seeds ) $4.95
TRN242 Veronica prostrata ( repens )
Vigorous creeper, smothered with light blue flowers in spring, great groundcover, "walk on" plant. Perennial, hardy to zone 2, grows 6 inches tall.
 24mg pack ( about 300 seeds ) $4.95
TRN234 Viola The Czar ( Viola odorata )
Fragrant purple flowers, vigorous ground cover in moist soils. This is a perennial Viola growing 6" tall and hardy for zones 3-9.
  200mg pack ( about 60 seeds ) $3.95
  1g pack ( about 250 seeds ) $7.95
TRN241 Viola labradorica purpurea
Highly decorative dark foliage, a "Walk on" plant. Perennial, hardy to zone 3, grows 6 inches tall.
  85mg pack ( about 100 seeds ) $4.95
TRN250 Purple Sheeps Burr ( Acaena inermis Purpurea )
This New Zealand native has 3-inch-wide scalloped leaves and little purple-brown to pale olive leaflets. Its rhizomatous roots spread in a mat to support this plant's wonderful ground-cover form.
In early summer, 3/4-inch-wide flowers appear on short stems, and brownish green sepals and white anthers contrast with the dark leaves. The rhizomatous roots of this plant spread slowly into a mat, forming a nice ground cover.
Purple foliage plant, compact habit, "walk on" plant. Perennial, hardy for zones 6-9, grows 4 inches tall.
 51mg ( about 20 seeds ) $4.95
SF162 New Zealand Burrs ( Acaena Microphylla )
A very good groundcover for zones 5-8. Easy-to-grow alpine plants with brilliant red blooms. This species forms a bronzy mat of lacy foliage, bearing interesting greenish flowers that mature into bright red burrs during the summer months. This is a good choice for between flagstones, as an edging or lawn substitute.
Many people like to use these in rock gardens, but they will spread so be sure to keep an eye on this spreading ground cover plant. Will be evergreen in mild winter regions. If leaves get damaged during a hard winter, you may want to clip it back as it will grow right back with fresh foliage. Easily divide in early fall or spring.
Requires moist, well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded site to get the most out of this ground cover plant.
100 seeds cover 20 square feet area.
  585mg pack ( about 125 seeds ) $3.95
TRN251 Yellow Mat ( Alyssum serpyllifolium )
Yellow Mat has bright golden yellow flowers and small silver blue leaves on thin stems. This alpine species grows about 3 inches tall and is best grown in full sun to part shade in a soil that drains well but does not become overly dry for extended periods, avoid excessive winter moisture.
It slowly grows into a dense semi-evergreen low shrubby mound. Nice rock or trough garden subject.
Used as a groundcover, it is a light yellow matformer, "walk on. Perennial, hardy for zones 5-9, grows 6 inches tall.
 75mg pack ( about 100 seeds )$4.95
SF157 Sweet Woodruff ( Galium Odoratum )
Zone 4-8. Also known as Our Lady's Lace, this low-growing perennial is versatile and grows well from seeds. Often used as a ground cover, plants have whorled leaves and small vanilla-scented white flowers in spring.
It does make an excellent ground cover plant due to its low-growing nature and spreading habit. Historically, the herb seeds were grown for an aromatic plant that was used as an air freshener and placed in linen closets.
Plants are also natural insect repellents and gardeners often grow them around ornamentals like roses to keep the pests away. As a medicinal herb, Sweet Woodruff was used to treat numerous ailments and was often used for the treatment of wounds.
Plants emit a strong odor of freshly mown hay when foliage is crushed or cut. Aromatic intensity of the foliage increases when dried, thus dried leaves are popularly used in sachets or potpourris.
Plants have also been used commercially in perfumes. Leaves are sometimes used to flavor teas and cold fruit drinks. Leaves are also used to make May wine, a punch made from white wine flavored with woodruff, orange and pineapple. Woodruff comes from Old English meaning wood that unravels, in probable reference to the creeping rootstock of the plant. Formerly known as Asperula odorata. Cannot ship to CN, MA, NY, PA, VT
Sweet Woodruff seeds germinate best after a period of cold temperatures. Some gardeners will dampen peat moss, mix the herb seeds into the peat moss and then place the peat moss/seed mixture in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 weeks before sowing. Others will sow the herb seeds in a starter tray, water, seal the tray, and place it in the refrigerator. Finally, the last method of sowing would be to directly sow the Sweet Woodruff seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed in late winter or first of spring while frosts are still expected.
  335mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $4.95
TPF039 Creeping Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum )
For Zones 5-8. This thyme is a creeping, woody based perennial which is primarily used as a ground cover. Numerous, thin, somewhat woody stems form a flat mat (2-3" tall) with tiny, rounded, glossy blue-green leaves (to 1/4"). Although leaves are aromatic, strength of scent varies according to season and habitat and leaves are usually not considered to be of culinary quality. Clusters of tiny, tubular, deep pink flowers appear in summer. Flowers are attractive to bees. Best as a small area ground cover or filler between stepping stones. Will sprawl over small rocks or over ledges in the rock garden
 750mg pack ( about 2,000 seeds ) $2.50
SF169 Aromatic Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum )
(Fragrant Mother-of-Thyme) A versatile perennial that can be used in many ways including in herb gardens, rock gardens, borders and paths. Tea helps cold and coughs. Also used in cooking. Low creeper, well suited as ground cover. Perfumes the air when trodden upon. Helps to clear mucous congestion. Used in cooking. Aromatic low growing bush or creeping herbs, ideal for rockeries, borders, or along pathways. Pretty pink or purple blossoms are a favorite of honeybees. Culinary and medicinal value. Grow indoors or out in full sun.
 85mg pack ( about 500 seeds ) $2.95
TRN256 Carpet Lilac Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum )
If you have a stepping stone path or a flagstone patio, Magic Carpet is a great way to add lovely, low-growing thyme to the walkway and patio crevices. Creeping thyme ground cover is only 2 - 4 inches high, and it spreads and flowers for most of the summer.
Perfect for edging the flower border, rock gardens, walkways, patios and in containers. The plants are full of tiny lilac pink clusters of blooms that are attractive to butterflies. The groundcover is lemen-scented, and it is a maintenance free, hardy plant that will give years of beauty and enjoyment.
For zones 4-8.
Sow the seeds in starter trays indoors 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Press the Thyme seeds into the soil but do not cover them. Transplant the young seedlings into the garden 12 inches apart. After frost danger has passed, creeping thyme seeds can be directly seeded in a prepared seed bed that is weed free and has had the top several inches loosened and raked fine.
Outside: scatter the seeds and press them firmly into the soil. The ground cover seeds must be consistently kept moist. If weeds grow along with the thyme, it's best to hand pull them.
 23mg pack ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95
TRN243 Magic Carpet Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum )
Carmine pink, green leaf, very aromatic, low growing tufts reaching about 2" tall. Grow as an annual.
 14mg ( about 50 seeds per pack ) $2.95
TRN244 Orange Thyme ( Thymus fragrantissimus )
Citrus flavor, perfect with fish or vegetables, hardy "walk on" plant growing about 6" tall. Grow as an annual.
 16mg ( about 50 seeds per pack ) $3.95
SF122 Aromatic Lemon Thyme ( Thymus pulegioides )
The most fragrant type, thick mats of perfumed rose purple flowers. Lemony flavor used in cooking and cough remedies. Grows about 4" tall. Hardy to zone 6.
 125mg pack ( about 800-1,000 seeds ) $4.95
SF084 Roman Chamomile ( Chamaemelum nobile )
A hardy perennial with aromatic, threadlike leaves that fill the air with a pleasing apple-pineapple scent. Walk on it for instant fragrance. White, daisylike blooms appear in summer. Spreads unevenly as a groundcover by self-sowing. Young leaves and flowers can be gathered to make a calming tea, both fresh and dried. The leaves can be used in potpourri. Thrives in moist, rich soil and grows to 12 inches tall. Cut back regularly to encourage dense, compact growth.
Grows well in zones 4-9.
 300mg pack ( about 2,500 seeds ) $4.95
TRN193 Gold Dust ( Aurinia saxatilis )
A perennial groundcover suited for zones 3-8 growing only about 12 inches tall.. Bears grey leaves and golden yellow flowers in early spring. Does well in rock gardens and rockwalls in well drained soil. Forms as spreading, rounded mass which looks at home cascading over a rock wall. Plant seeds from March to June.
 365mg pack ( about 130 seeds ) $2.95
JF421 Showy Calaminth ( Calamintha grandiflora )
Calamints are close cousins to the garden mint and are native to Europe and the Middle East. Pleasantly fragrant. Rose-pink flowers are studded on short spikes among the leaves in midsummer. This will slowly spread to form a small patch. Attractive to butterflies. Useful towards the front of the border, in a woodland setting among Hosta or ferns. Also attractive in mixed containers.
A perennial plant that has many uses. Plants can be used for ground cover, planted about 16" apart each way they form spreading clumps. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. Flowers attract and are pollinated by butterflies and bees. Plants are noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
A sweet and aromatic herb tea is made from the leaves. Very refreshing. The leaves are harvested as the plant comes into flower and are dried for later use as a flavoring. The tea has a pleasant mint-like fragrance and flavor.
Medicinal Folklore: The leaves are aromatic, diaphoretic and expectorant. An infusion is used in the treatment of jaundice, nervous complaints, convulsions and cramps. A warm poultice of the leaves may help soothe bruises and rheumatic pains. Other Uses Grows 32 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
  2mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
H039 Bearberry ( Arctostaphylos urva ursi )
A perennial shrub for zones 2-6. An excellent, slow-growing, evergreen ground cover which provides year round interest. Can provide good erosion protection for slopes and hillsides. Good with azaleas. Green leaves and red berries are often used for Christmas decorations.
A winter hardy, prostrate, slow-growing, evergreen shrub or ground cover that will typically grow to 6-12" high and 3-6' wide. Over time, and in the proper environment, bearberry can spread (by stem rooting) to cover a very large area of up to 15' in diameter. Features reddish-gray, peeling bark and small, lustrous, dark green leaves (turning reddish brown in winter). Nodding racemes of white, heather-like flowers with a pink tinge appear in April-May. Flowers give rise to bright red fruits which last from August through the winter. The fruits are readily eaten by birds, but are not recommended for human consumption.
Species name of uva-ursi means bear's grape in reference to the fact that bears (as well as birds and rodents) feed on the fruits of this species in the wild.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
TPF028 Candytuft( Iberis umbellata )
A very showy ground cover. A vigorous perennial ( grown as annual in cold areas ) growing 12-18" tall with mounds of white, pink or lilac flowers. Excellent border plant. Dense, lacy blooms of especially radiant white Tidy mound-former, 12" tall and up to 15" wide Spring bloomer, excellent with any-color spring bulbs Makes a terrific cover for a rock garden, a slope or a bank Avoided by deer; easy to grow.
  $2.15  Per 300mg Pack ( about 100 seeds )
AGR105 Azure Blue Sheep Fescue ( Festuca glauca var. Azure )
A beautiful, clumping evergreen, cool season plant with fine-textured foliage growing 10-12" tall. Foliage is a beautiful blue-green color and widely used as an accent plant and edging. Also a good container plant and grow well in most soils and conditions. For zones 4-9.
Very easy to grow, never bothered by pests, deer. Attractive buff flowers in early summer. Spectacular companion for colorful flowers
  4.5g pack ( about 2,000 seeds ) $2.50
DCM012 Miniclover® ( Trifolium pratense )
Miniclover® (Trifolium repens) is a perennial clover only growing to approximately 4 inches tall making it ideal for a lawn alternative or to mix with your current lawn grass. White clover takes nitrogen out of the air, bringing this most essential fertilizer "down-to-earth" by means of nitrogen-fixing bacteria living in nodes along the roots.
Of course, all at no cost to you, in terms either of money or of maintenance. Miniclover®, a very small leaved white clover, also produces stolons so that it can spread itself evenly over the ground. Adding just 2-5% of Miniclover® to the turf seed mixture will result in a much-improved lawn. It has all the benefits of regular clover just packed into smaller leaves. Miniclover's ability to pull nitrogen from the air and fix or convert it to a usable form by the plants makes it a great companion for turf grass varieties.
This is due to nitrogen fixation benefiting the turf grass plants as well producing a healthy, dense, and naturally fertilized lawn that will require very little fertilizer maintenance. The dense clover growth alongside the growth of the turf grass will force out existing weeds as well as prevent the establishment of new weeds. In addition Miniclover® is very tolerant to low mowing heights. Miniclover® is very low maintenance and it helps to carry this characteristic to what ever it may be planted with.

Miniclover® is adapted to a wide range of climatic and soil conditions. Miniclover® tolerates wet and partially shady conditions, as well as drought. However, it can only tolerate wet conditions as long as the area is not flooded for long periods.
The type of shade normally occurring in parks and on golf courses is not a problem for Miniclover®. Clover can also help aerate the soil, thus reducing concerns over soil compaction. Clover tolerates compacted soil better than lawn grass does. It has longer roots, enabling it to access water at deeper levels than most lawn grasses. If you're interested in cheap, low-maintenance alternatives to lawn grass, Miniclover® is the perfect solution and is easy to plant from bulk clover seeds. Add it to your existing lawn to improve overall lawn health or use as a complete lawn replacement.

If Miniclover® is not cut then the leaf size increases, the more it is cut then the smaller the leaf size. When Miniclover® is not mowed at all, the leaf size will be about 1/2 the size of White Dutch Clover. When it is mowed, new leaf heads form within a few days so it continually looks thick and lush. If it is not never mowed, it will get approximately 6 inches tall. If you mow it, it will want to quit growing just slightly taller than the height it was mowed at. For example, if you mow it at a height of 3 inches, it will head back out and quit growing at a height of approximately 4 inches. In other words, you can almost "train" its growing height with infrequent mowings. The turf is very dense, very lush, and very beautiful.

Mixed with grasses, Miniclover® grows around the grass plants and feeds them nitrogen. The nitrogen continues to be released into the soil during the growing season until the first night frosts occur. The nitrogen is therefore available when and where it is needed, and so there is no risk of leaching, nor is there a risk of fertilizer burning in the field. For turf managers, Miniclover® is the perfect permanent slow release N-fertilizer. It does not add any P or K, so if those nutrients are missing from your soil you many need to supplement them separately. Additionally, Miniclover® is semi-aggressive species, filling in gaps quickly. It competes well with weeds, thus reducing the need for herbicides.
Miniclover® is not as aggressive as White Dutch Clover. This type of clover can completely take over a lawn whereas Miniclover® will not do that. It is just aggressive enough to fill in bare spots where traditional grass may not repair for months.
As nitrogen is continually available during the growing season there is a reduced presence of disease like red thread, rusts and Fusarium. Miniclover® fertilizes the grass and helps to maintain its healthy appearance. In essence, adding Miniclover® to a lawn acts as a constant drip feed.
Miniclover® seeds are now pre-inoculated and coated. The coating material contains the inoculant to ensure your clover gets off to a great start. The coating material also helps retain moisture which improves the viability of each seedling. When Miniclover® or Microclover® is planted in warm temperatures and kept moist, you will have sprouts typically within 5 - 7 days.
Four ounce package will cover 500 square feet for overseeding existing lawn or 250 square feet of new planting for lawn alternative.

  Four Ounce Seed Pack $9.95
8SER40 Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense )
Red clover is a perennial plant that grows pale mauve blooms on long, thin stems in late spring through midsummer. Red clover has a small-bush growing habit and reaches up to 2 feet in height and spread at maturity. Hardy in USDA Zones 3a through 8b, red clover thrives in full sun to partial daily shade in soil with a neutral pH, and can be planted in three seasons.
Whether sowing red clover seeds, planting young plants or digging and dividing mature plants, the goal is to plant when there will be the least amount of stress possible on the plant and/or roots during its establishment period. Sow red clover seeds onto tilled and moistened soil early in spring after the last frost has passed. Cover over the seeds with 1 to 2 inches of moist soil. Keep soil evenly moist but not wet, and you should see sprouts within 3 to 5 weeks. Red clover is an attractant to bees and butterflies, so planting early may beckon more of these visitors to the garden throughout the season.
1 pound will cover 1/10th of an acre.
  Each pack contains 1 Pound of seeds $12.50
8SER61 Yellow Flowered Sweet Clover ( Melilotus Officinalis )
Sweet clovers are widely used as erosion controls, ground cover, forage, and honey production. Clover is a legume and has nitrogen fixing capabilities, thereby improving soils for other crops. The plant is a biennial and was introduced to the United States in the 1700s.
Biennial sweet clover thrives under a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. However, it will not tolerate acid soils. It is drought resistant, winter-hardy and productive throughout all 50 states.
1 pound will cover 1/10th of an acre.
  Each pack contains 1 Pound of seeds $14.50
8SER73 White Dutch Clover ( Trifolium Repens )
A low growing perennial which can be sown into long season row crops during the season to provide a living mulch. Widely used for erosion control, ground cover, forage, and honey production.
Many homeowners include White Dutch clover in their lawn seed mixture because clover sprouts fast and grows so dependably that it's a valuable aid in getting a new lawn started. White dutch clover is the most popular clover seed for lawn alteratives, due to the fact it is cheaper than miniclover.
1 pound will cover 3,000 sqare feet.
  Each pack contains 1 Pound of seeds $14.50

The following seeds can be sown directly into soil and do not need to be "plugged". Wild Flower Mixes
WF114 Sunburst Ground Cover Mix

Annual varieties in this mix have a spreading or mounding growth form which creates an even, 12-inch tall carpet of brilliant flowers in sunny hues.

Contains a mixture of:
*Candytuft, Rocket *Poppy, California Mixed Colors *Calendula *Marigold, French *Marigold, African *Alyssum, Sweet “Royal Carpet” *Petunia, Wild *Zinnia, Creeping

$12.95     Each 2 ounce pack of seeds will cover 1,000 Square Ft.

Alternative Lawn Mixes

DMC007 Alternative Lawn Mix
This mixture was developed for use as a flowering lawn or low-growing ground cover. It is an attractive mixture of fine fescues, flowers and clovers and provides a colorful and diverse alternative to grass lawns.
Mix contains Baby Blue Eyes, Creeping Clover, Creeping Daisy, Dwarf California Poppy, English Daisy, Five-Spot, Johnny Jump-Up, Roman Chamomile, Sheep Fescue, Strawberry Clover, Sweet Alyssum, Wild Thyme and Yellow Daisy.
$12.95     Each 2 ounce pack of seeds will cover 500 Square Ft.

Wild Game Groundcovers

DCM002 Peredovik Sunflower
Frequently used in bird seed mixes and called 'black oil' sunflower seed. A fast growing sunflower producing lots of small seeds in a short period of time. This sunflower is excellent for dove, quail and deer. It reaches a mature height of 4' to 5' after only 12 weeks. This Russian cultivator has the additional benefit of producing small, black seeds that yield more oil than most other sunflowers. Excellent bird food crop. One pound bag will cover 1,800 square feet.
 1 Ounce Pack Covers over 100 sqare feet $2.95
 1 Pound Bag Covers 1,800 square feet $12.95
 5 Pound Bag Covers 9,000 square feet $39.95
DCM003 Wild Game Sorghum
Wild game food sorghum is an early maturing sorghum reaching mid-bloom at about 40-50 days after emergence. It is bird-resistant which keeps migrating flocks of blackbirds from stripping it in late summer. A mature plant will be 26-30" tall with seed becoming marginally palatable at maturity. As it stands in the weather, it loses tannic acid and becomes more and more palatable through the fall. This sorghum makes excellent seed for all game birds, including quail, turkey, pheasants, doves and ducks. Deer will also feed heavily on the grain in fall and winter. One pound bag will cover 3,000 square feet.
 1 lb. Bag $12.95
DCM004 Premium Oat Blend
A premium blend of red, white and Jerry Oats.
A late season ground cover that will also attract deer. Oats are for the whitetail deer manager or hunters concerned with not only providing an unbeatable attractant, but also providing excellent forage. Research done by professional biologists show deer need food plots all year long.
Multiple plantings of both warm and cold season food plots are necessary to accomplish this.
When it comes to providing quality fall forage deer need and are attracted to, nothing beats oats.
One pound bag will cover 3,000 square feet.
 1 lb. Bag $12.95
DCM005 Japanese Millet
Also known as Wild "Jap" or Duck Millet. Grows fast and produces an abundance of seed. Matures 60 - 90 days. Ducks, dove, and quail love the seed. Deer will graze forage. Broadcast around ponds, mud flats, or where may be flooded. One pound bag will cover 1,600 square feet.
 1 lb. Bag $12.95
DCM006 Buckwheat
Buckwheat has an abundance of seed that is produced in 70-80 days and holds onto the stalk well after ripening. It does well in any type of soil, poor, fertile, peat, sand, clay or loam. Plant Buckwheat for quail, doves, turkey, ducks, and deer. One pound bag will cover 1,200 square feet.
 1 lb. Bag $12.95
DCM010 Sugar Beets
Sugar Beets have recently become a popular new addition to food plots for deer. Sugar beets are a good "addition" to your food plot not a single source food plot. Remember deer are browsers and naturally enjoy variety in the wild and a food plot should provide variety. In the fall food plot add sugar beets to your greens mixture and in the summer food plot add sugar beets to the spring summer planting. Sugar beets have been commercially grown for sugar production for many, many years but only recently been used as an addition to food plots.

Sugarbeets grow well mixed in with many other food plot selections. Sugarbeets provide a lot of energy to deer in the fall (sugarbeets "the root" are 25 to 30 percent fructose or sugar). The energy is converted to fat stores in the body of the deer.

Planting: Sugarbeets may be planted anytime as long as the nighttime soil temperature is 60 degrees or above.
One pound bag will cover 4,000 square feet.

 1 lb. Bag $18.95