Plant Finder

Ground Covers

Ground covers, simply stated, serve to cover wide, low areas of your landscape. Sometimes serving as a substitute for grass, nearly all ground covers spread much wider than their height, creating a wide carpet of color. Ground covers definitely liven up bare areas between trees or shrubs.

Types of Ground Covers

 Yellow Dot Wedelia

Yellow Dot Wedelia

Wedelia trilobata

Wedelia grows rapidly in well drained soil and re-roots from stems laying on the ground

Angelita Daisy

Angelita Daisy

Hymenoxis acaulis

Angelita daisies are low growing, pretty little accents with bright yellow daisy flowers in cycles throughout the warmer months.

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern

Asparagus sprengeri

This vigorous valley favorite grows well in sun or shade and tolerates different soil and water conditions.

Boxwood Beauty

Boxwood Beauty

Carrissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty'

This low growing, very dense shrub displays shiny, dark green leaves and fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers from spring through the fall.

Lantana

Lantana

Lantana

Lantana are one of the most colorful plants used in warm climates.

Little John Bottlebrush

Little John Bottlebrush

Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'

The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as ‘Little John’, is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley.

Elephant's Food

Elephant's Food

Portulacaria afra

Elephant food looks like Jade Plant with smaller more compact leaves.

Green Carpet

Green Carpet

Carissa macrocarpa 'Green Carpet'

The dark green leaves of the Carissa macrocarpa make this an excellent ground cover for green yards and a beautiful contrast in desert landscapes.