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Best Sellers-Ground Cover Vines may be floral or evergreen
Whether you want an evergreen vine, a floral living mulch or the perfect ground cover plant for your zone, Tennessee Wholesale Nursery has you covered. Browse our most popular ground cover plants and start building a beautiful and functional living mulch today.
Best Sellers-Ground Cover Vines are pretty easy to find to fit your needs
Favorite ground cover plants for your zone
It’s pretty easy to find ground cover plants that suit warmer zones, and we’ve got an excellent selection for gardens up to area 10. But when you live in a cold climate, it’s not always easy to find hardy ground covers that will survive the winter and still do an excellent job of protecting other plants and the soil. Thankfully, we stock plenty of hardy ground cover plants that thrive even down to zone three.
Best Sellers-Ground Cover Vines include English ivy, which will quickly cover your soil with dense foliage
This one is particularly popular in cottage-style gardens. Or, if you’re not quite sure which ground cover varieties to pick, grab our super accessible ground cover collection. When you place your order, we’ll select ten ground covers that perfectly suit the USDA hardiness zone your address is in. That way you can be confident you’re getting a range of really great plants that heaps of gardeners adore and that they’ll be a good fit for your garden. And the best bit is, that pack is only $19.99!
A living mulch will work best when ground cover plants completely cover the soil. So, when you’re planning your garden, don’t space your ground cover plants too far apart. Instead, purposefully plant them closer than is recommended by conventional plant spacing guidelines so your plants will overlap and fill all the gaps.
So if you want to create a cost-effective mulch solution, all our ground cover plants look beautiful, feel beautiful and have a fair price. Buy yours today from $4.99 each or $19.99 for five plants.
English Ivy - Hedera Helix
The lovely English Ivy is a climbing plant that flowers in the late summer as well as producing berries in late winter. The nectar of the greenish-yellow flowers are precious, and the bees and other nectar-feeding insect love it as it serves as a great food supply before temperatures dip. The berries are a great source of nutrition after a cold winter for some birds that eat the berries containing about five seeds. This is the way the seeds get spread. These berries may not suit humans to consume, so let the wild animals enjoy them.
English Ivy is originally from Europe and Western Asia. It survives well in the USA as it is tolerant to most climate zones except the areas most arid. The Ivy can withstand temperatures in Zone 6a+ for cooler temps which makes it very hardy. The plant is an evergreen and can provide food for deer during the winter.
This Ivy is generally used as an ornamental plant outdoors. With no surfaces available to climb, it makes an excellent grown cover. If using Ivy as a groundcover, once established, weeding should not have to be done. It is low growing while it spreads quickly and quickly establishes its roots. Small animals use it to camouflage their movements. For most landscapes, it is ideal for contained garden areas, borders, and raised spaces. It has a romantic history to bring images of cozy cottages with thatched roofs and ivy-covered walls.
If you like hanging baskets, English Ivy works well indoors or out. It cascades down from the basket, making a waterfall type presentation. The leaves can be solid or variegated in color, and some stems have a purple tone. As indoor plants, they enrich the air in a room with oxygen. Be sure to keep the soil dry to lightly moist with least partial sun.
Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia
The Virginia Creeper, or Parthenocissus quinquefolia, is an ivy type closely related to the grape family. It resembles other types of ivy and is often mistaken for Parthenocissus Vitaceae, another crawling kind of vine. What the Virginia Creeper possesses are a few traits that set it apart from other crawling vines. This includes suction cups with adhesive pads attached to its climbing roots, allowing it to stick to surfaces much more readily. The vines and leaves are usually a brighter, vibrant green, but will turn reddish-brown in the fall months before becoming brightly red.
The leaf groups are comprised of five leaflets and are classified as palmately compound, which means the groups radiate outward, similar to the five fingers of an outstretched hand. On younger vines, you may see groups of three leaflets, and more rarely there will be seven. The flowers are small and green, bud-like in shape. These will eventually bud in the late summer to early fall into bluish-purple berries with red stems.
This particular vine is used most often for its decorative appeal. Those who include it in their gardens will usually have it growing in a controlled way along fences, the sides of their homes or other buildings, such as sheds and wrapped around the pillars and roofs of gazebos. The flowers and berries that grow on the vines make for a festive appearance, particularly when they turn red. The berries are non-toxic to birds and will attract birds to your garden and the surrounding area, providing a valuable food source for them during the winter months.
Aside from its ornamental purposes, those who choose to have the Virginia Creeper growing on the sides of their home will find it an excellent natural insulator. The vines will keep your home cooler, particularly any rooms attached to the wall that the vines are covering, during hot summer months. Should you wish to remove these vines in the future, they can be removed easily by severing the vine from the root. This will eventually lead the adhesive pads to loosen, and the vine will remove itself naturally.
Pachysandra is a favorite among many gardeners for ground cover since it grows well in shaded areas even with poor soil. Unlike many plants, pachysandra doesn't need a lot of nutrients and can grow happily in hard-to-grow areas. Growing pachysandra plants is easy if you have an abundance of shade. Pachysandra is known for producing their beautiful small, white flowers in the spring and is known for being easy to take care of.
Native in Japan and Northern China, it is commonly referred to as Japanese Pachysandra. It typically produces its beautiful white bloom sin April but maintains beautiful green leaves year-round.
Many homeowners with backyards like to use pachysandra as a green carpet to coat the ground beneath tall. Shady trees. It stays green throughout winter and provides a beautiful landscape to admire from any window or patio. In spring, magnificent white flora emerge and can be enjoyed over and over again every summer season.
The low-starting plants can seemingly survive anything you, your kids, or mother nature throws at them. The dark foliage is ideal for creating contrast among any flowers you may choose to plant alongside.
Pachysandra can easily be transplanted from garden divisions in the spring season and prefers moist and shaded the soil. Because the plants like to spread below the soil, it is best to plant them six to twelve inches apart. When planting, it is essential that there is no debris or leaves and that the soil is loose. The new plants should be planted four inches below the surface and have about six inches in width to grow. Pachysandra ground cover can burn in the sun if you aren't careful, which is why it needs to be planted in shady locations and should be planted on a cloudy day. The plants should be watered thoroughly when planted and need two inches of mulch to help retain the water.
Botanical Latin Name: Asarum
Common Name: Wild Ginger
Sun Exposure: Shaded, part sun
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Mature Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Spacing: 6 inches apart
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Flowering Time: Early to late spring
How Long It Flowers: Springtime
Flower Color: Brown, dark purple and sometimes reddish or greenish
Soil Requirements: moist, well-drained soil
Pruning: Prune in early spring before new growth begins. It is best to remove any damaged leaves.
Flower Form: The wild ginger makes the excellent ground cover as the beautiful heart-shaped leaves spread out. The leaves are glossy and evergreen in color. The wild ginger can be used for cooking. The flowers will peek through the leaves to add to the beauty of this plant. Most flowers are a purplish-brown, but there are times when a reddish or greenish flower will appear. There are many different species of the wild ginger, but all make the beautiful ground cover as they stay low to the ground and fill out very well. They start to appear and grow in early spring.