Groundcover a lot — look at first. But among them there are champions in the shade and in the sun on wet and dry soil
Sun — dry
Sedum (Sedum acre) extremely unpretentious, thanks to a fine texture decorative foliage and bright yellow flowers. He is very fast growing, forms a continuous cover.
Cypress spurge ‘Fens Ruby’ quickly mastering space, having time to visit in the spring of purple, yellow and green in the summer and a little reddish in the fall. Often used not only in rockeries, but in the parterre flower beds, which requires limitations.
For decorative properties woolly Stachys, with all due respect to his unpretentiousness and values of a rare shade of leaves, you can find fault with. From the rain fall down the flower stalks, and in view of the overwintered leaves usually unpresentable. Dwarf varieties ‘Silky Fleece’ devoid of these drawbacks: it is always neat, small silvery pubescent leaves are good all season, flower stalks are short and strong. It is rarely found in nurseries, but it can be grown from seeds. Plants — vtorogodki already quite decorative. The soil is good poorest.
And for at least a little bit better treated soil groundcover — Geranium Macrorrhizum (G. macrorrhizum). In the shade it grows well, but the sun still luxuriously blooms in June. More tiny, 5-7 cm in height, ground cover species for the same conditions — Geranium Dalmatian. Both aromatic leaves, either very quickly grow.
Sun — wet
Take the area of fast and continuous pressed to the ground cover can monetchaty loosestrife. It is valuable because it makes an excellent and even likes waterlogged places. Form ‘Aurea’ with yellow leaves grows more slowly and is best suited for small areas.
Veronica filiformis — Champion speed sprawl. It forms a continuous and dense low carpet, very beautiful blooms in early summer. One might add that it is even too good groundcover — it is easy to become a weed.
Famous landscape designers, who know a lot about the creation of the gardens, appreciate tellimu grandiflora. It grows well in shaded areas, but to get the maximum enjoyment from it in the fall, it is necessary to put the plant in the sun. Only then tellima acquire his famous bewitching color.
Shadow — dry
The most unpretentious of tiarell — serdtselistnaya (Tiarella cordifolia). Advantages: wintering leaves, pink-bronze after the snow melts in the spring, gentle sultanchiki inflorescences in early June, with the help of the rapid growth of rooting «whiskers», the ability to consolidate the dry slopes and no need for maintenance.
Red Mountain Girl (Epimedium x rubrum) is good in any season, it looks neat and does not require special care. There is growing slowly. Combined with hedges, decorating their foot.
Unquestioned champion — periwinkle (Vinca minor). Fast growing, beautiful flowers, evergreen, winter hardy. There are varieties with flowers of different colors, terry, variegated.
Shadow — wet
According to Pete Rudolf, Wallenstein gravilatolistnaya greatly facilitates the care of flower beds, if used as a rapping higher plants. Good arrays. I like how it is combined with stefanandroy and euonymus.
If the damp shade, it is better to opt for kupenah. Among them are dwarf and variegated that grow slower than others. If the soil is not soggy in the shade, but damp and even slightly cultivated, saxifrage shadow suit with wintering leathery leaves. There are variegated form, which is developing even faster than typical, but it looks easier. Advantages: a dense carpet pressed to the ground socket, elegant bloom in early summer, a very rapid proliferation. It is easy to propagate, leaving no. On more fertile soils provide a lacy carpet Vancouver shestitychinkovaya. That alone grace and nobility. To grow moderately. Saxifrage reniform leaves with the unusual shape of beautiful flowers in June. Rapidly growing with the help of stolons, forming a dense carpet, easily propagated.