Collection: Seeds and Flower Bulbs for Ground Cover

Groundcovers are low-growing plants that spread quickly to form a dense cover. They add beauty to the landscape, and they can also solve many planting problems in difficult sites. Grass is the best-known groundcover, but grass is not suited to all locations. Groundcover plants should be used where grass is difficult to grow or maintain. While most groundcover plants cannot be walked on, they can be used in erosion control on steep banks or slopes where grass is too difficult to mow. Shady areas under trees and tight spaces in between stepping stones are wonderful ideas of where to plant ground covers.

Why gardeners choose low-growing plants and groundcovers

  • To work well as groundcovers, plants have to be tough, durable, and relatively fast growing but not invasive.
  • Choose plants that are known to do well in the conditions found in your landscape
  • When planted under trees, ground covers reduce mower damage to the base of the tree
  • Some ground covers require less sunlight and less moisture and nutrients than grass

  • main-collection-product-grid lobelia compact blue

    Lobelia Seeds - Blue Carpet

    Possibly our favorite purple groundcover

    Lobelia Seeds - Blue Carpet

    Possibly our favorite purple groundcover
    Regular price $6.20
    Regular price Sale price $6.20
  • main-collection-product-grid anemone double mix

    Anemone Bulbs - Double Mix

    Colorful double-flowered blooms as gorgeous as peonies
    Out for Season

    Anemone Bulbs - Double Mix

    Colorful double-flowered blooms as gorgeous as peonies
    Regular price As Low As $26.95
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $26.95
    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid Orange Poppy

    California Poppy Seeds - Orange

    This classic orange bloom is California's state flower

    California Poppy Seeds - Orange

    This classic orange bloom is California's state flower
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.20
  • main-collection-product-grid johnny jump up

    Johnny Jump Up Seeds

    From groundcover to garnish, there's endless potential for this versatile wildflower

    Johnny Jump Up Seeds

    From groundcover to garnish, there's endless potential for this versatile wildflower
    Regular price As Low As $4.50
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.50
  • main-collection-product-grid white yarrow

    White Yarrow Seeds

    These classic white blossoms are treasured for their medicinal properties

    White Yarrow Seeds

    These classic white blossoms are treasured for their medicinal properties
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.20
  • main-collection-product-grid anemone de caen mix

    Anemone Bulbs - De Caen Mix

    Classic single-flowered anemone mix in traditional colors

    Anemone Bulbs - De Caen Mix

    Classic single-flowered anemone mix in traditional colors
    Regular price As Low As $27.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $27.99
  • main-collection-product-grid anemone rainbow red white

    Anemone Bulbs - Rainbow Red-White

    Vibrant red rings make the perfect bullseye for pollinator targets
    Out for Season

    Anemone Bulbs - Rainbow Red-White

    Vibrant red rings make the perfect bullseye for pollinator targets
    Regular price As Low As $27.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $27.99
    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid anemone bordeaux

    Anemone Bulbs - Bordeaux

    Velvety, wine-colored flowers last a month or more in the field
    Out for Season

    Anemone Bulbs - Bordeaux

    Velvety, wine-colored flowers last a month or more in the field
    Regular price As Low As $27.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $27.99
    Out for Season
  • main-collection-product-grid Roman Chamomile

    Chamomile Seeds - Roman

    Characteristically fruity and less bitter than the German variety

    Chamomile Seeds - Roman

    Characteristically fruity and less bitter than the German variety
    Regular price As Low As $5.75
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $5.75
  • main-collection-product-grid Dwarf Royal Carpet Alyssum

    Sweet Alyssum Seeds (Dwarf) - Royal Carpet

    Roll out the red carpet for this colorful personality

    Sweet Alyssum Seeds (Dwarf) - Royal Carpet

    Roll out the red carpet for this colorful personality
    Regular price As Low As $4.75
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.75
  • main-collection-product-grid nasturtium jewel cherry rose

    Nasturtium Seeds - Jewel Cherry Rose

    Punch-colored blooms add a colorful flair to salads

    Nasturtium Seeds - Jewel Cherry Rose

    Punch-colored blooms add a colorful flair to salads
    Regular price As Low As $4.20
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.20
  • main-collection-product-grid mixed pansy

    Pansy Seeds - Mix

    Edible, with mild flavor, no two of these ornate blooms are exactly alike

    Pansy Seeds - Mix

    Edible, with mild flavor, no two of these ornate blooms are exactly alike
    Regular price As Low As $5.75
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $5.75
  • main-collection-product-grid lily of the valley

    Lily of the Valley Roots

    Round out your flower garden with this spring-blooming native perennial

    Lily of the Valley Roots

    Round out your flower garden with this spring-blooming native perennial
    Regular price As Low As $12.95
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $12.95
  • main-collection-product-grid St. Johns Wort

    St. Johns Wort Seeds

    Multifaceted medicinal herb sought after by pollinators

    St. Johns Wort Seeds

    Multifaceted medicinal herb sought after by pollinators
    Regular price As Low As $5.50
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $5.50
  • main-collection-product-grid anemone albino

    Anemone Bulbs - Albino

    Draw nocturnal pollinators to the garden with moonlight-colored blooms

    Anemone Bulbs - Albino

    Draw nocturnal pollinators to the garden with moonlight-colored blooms
    Regular price As Low As $27.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $27.99
  • main-collection-product-grid salmon baby nasturtium

    Nasturtium Seeds - Salmon Baby

    Ruffled peach petals are sure to captivate any visitors to your garden

    Nasturtium Seeds - Salmon Baby

    Ruffled peach petals are sure to captivate any visitors to your garden
    Regular price As Low As $4.50
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.50

Why gardeners choose low-growing plants and groundcovers

  • To work well as groundcovers, plants have to be tough, durable, and relatively fast growing but not invasive.
  • Choose plants that are known to do well in the conditions found in your landscape
  • When planted under trees, ground covers reduce mower damage to the base of the tree
  • Some ground covers require less sunlight and less moisture and nutrients than grass

Groundcovers are low-growing plants that spread quickly to form a dense cover. They add beauty to the landscape, and they can also solve many planting problems in difficult sites. Grass is the best-known groundcover, but grass is not suited to all locations. Groundcover plants should be used where grass is difficult to grow or maintain. While most groundcover plants cannot be walked on, they can be used in erosion control on steep banks or slopes where grass is too difficult to mow. Shady areas under trees and tight spaces in between stepping stones are wonderful ideas of where to plant ground covers.