NATIVE GROUND COVERS

Latin Name                      Common Name            Zone        Exposure            Soil Conditions                    Height          pH          
Andromeda polifolia Bog-rosemary 2 - 6 sun - part shade moist - wet, peaty, cool 1 - 2 ft. 4.0 - 5.5
Antennaria plantaginifolia Plantain Pussytoes 3 - 9 sun - part sun moist - dry 3 - 6 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Antennaria rosea Rosy Pussytoes 3 - 8 sun - part sun moist - dry, well drained 3 - 6 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Aralia nudicaulis Sarasparilla 3 - 7 shade moist to 1.5 ft. 5.0 - 6.0
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry 2 - 6 sun sandy or gravelly, well drained 4 - 10 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry 4 - 7 sun - part shade wet, tolerates dry sandy 1.5 - 5 ft.
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger 3 - 7 shade moist 6 - 8 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Asarum caudatum Western Wild Ginger 5 - 8 shade moist 6 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Aster divaricatus White Wood Aster 3 - 7 sun - shade moist - dry 1 - 2 ft. 5.0 - 7.0
Aster macrophyllus Large-leaved Aster 3 - 7 part sun - shade moist 6 - 30 in. 5.0 - 7.0
Caulophyllum thalictroides Blue Cohosh 3 - 7 shade moist 2 - 3 ft. 6.0 - 7.0
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea 4 - 7 sun - part shade sandy, well drained 3 - 4 ft. 6.0 - 7.0
Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa 2 - 7 part sun - shade moist - dry, sandy 3 - 6 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Chrysogonum virginianum Green and Gold (4) 5 - 9 part sun - shade moist - dry 6 - 8 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Clematis virginiana Virgin's bower 3 - 8 sun - part sun moist 8 - 20 ft.
Clintonia borealis Bluebead Lilly 2 - 7 shade moist 8 - 12 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Comtonia peregrina Sweet-fern 2 - 6 sun - part sun wet - dry; poor, peaty, sandy 2 - 4 ft. 4.0 - 5.0
Coptis trifolia Goldthread 2 - 7 shade moist, cool 1 - 2 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Cornus canadensis Bunchberry 2 - 6 shade -part sun moist, cool 2 - 3 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Cornus sericea Red Osier Dogwood 2 - 8 sun - part shade moist - wet 3 - 6 ft.
Diervilla lonicera Bush-honeysuckle 3 - 7 sun - shade moist - dry, well drained 1 - 3 ft.
Epigaea repans Trailing Arbutus 3 - 9 part sun - shade moist, well drained 2 - 6 4.0 - 5.0
Erogonum allenii. Wild Buckwheat 4 - 9 sun - part sun moist - dry,well drained 8 - 16 in.
Galax urceolata Wandflower 4 - 8 shade moist, cool 12 - 16 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Gaultheria hispidula Creeping Snowberry 2 - 7 shade - part sun evenly moist 1 - 2 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Gaultheria procumbens Wintergreen 2 - 7 shade - part sun moist - dry 3 - 6 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Gaylussacia brachycera Box Huckleberry 5 - 7 part shade moist, well drained 6 - 18 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Heuchera americana Alumroot 3 - 8 sun - part shade moist - dry, well drained 1 - 2 ft. 5.0 - 6.0
Hexastylis shuttleworthii Mottled Evergreen Ginger 4 - 8 shade moist 3 - 5 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal 4 - 7 shade - part sun moist 6 -15 in. 6.0 - 7.0
Hydrophyllum virginianum Virginia Waterleaf 4 - 8 sun - part shade moist -wet 12 -16 in. 6.0 - 7.0
Iris cristata Crested Iris 4 - 9 shade - part sun moist 4 - 8 in. 4.5 - 5.5
Jeffersonia dipphylla Twinleaf 4 - 9 shade moist 12 - 16 in. 5.0 - 7.0
Juniperus communis var. depressa Common Juniper 2 - 6 sun dry, sandy, gravelly 2 - 4 ft. 5.0 - 7.0
Juniperus horizontalis Creeping Juniper 2 - 6 sun moist - dry, sandy 1 - 2 ft. 5.0 - 7.5
Ledum groenlandicum Labrador Tea 2 - 6 sun - part shade moist - wet, sandy, peaty 2 - 4 ft. 4.0 - 5.0
Linnaea borealis Twinflower 2 - 6 shade -part sun moist - dry, cool 1 - 4 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Maianthemum canadense Canada Mayflower 3 - 7 shade - part sun moist - dry 2 - 6 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Meehania cordata Creeping Mint 4 - 8 part shade moist 3 - 6 in. 6.0 - 7.0
Mitchella repens Partridgeberry 3 - 9 shade - part sun moist - dry 1 - 2 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Pachistima (Paxistima) canbyi Mountain Lover 4 - 7 sun - part shade moist, well drained 12 in. 5.0 - 7.0
Pachysandra procumbens Allegheny Spurge 4 - 9 shade moist 6 -10 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Parhtenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper 4 - 9 sun - shade moist - dry 30+ ft. 5.0 - 7.0
Phlox bifida Sand Phlox 4 - 9 sun Dry, sandy, well drained 2 - 6 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Phlox divaricata Wood Phlox 3 - 9 shade - part sun moist 12 - 14 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox 4 - 9 part sun - shade moist 6 - 10 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Phlox subulata Moss-pink 3 - 9 sun sandy, well drained 2 -4 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Podophyllum peltatum May-apple 3 - 9 shade - part sun moist - dry 12 - 16 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Potentilla tridentata Three-toothed Cinquefoil 2 - 7 sun - part shade gravelly, moist, well drained 2 - 4 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Rhus aromatica Fragrant Sumac 4 - 9 sun - part shade moist - dry, sandy 2 - 6 ft. 5.0 - 6.0
Rosa virginiana Virginia Rose 4 - 7 sun moist - dry, sandy 4 - 6 ft.
Rubus hispidus Swamp Dewberry 4 - 6 sun - shade moist - wet 2 in.
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot 3 - 9 shade - part sun moist 5 - 8 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Sedum lanceolatum Lance-leaved Sedum 4 - 9 sun well drained 2 - 8 in.
Sedum spathulifolium Broad-leaf Stonecrop 5 - 8 sun - part sun well drained 1 - 5 in.
Sedum ternatum Wild Stonecrop 4 - 9 sun - shade moist, well drained 4 - 8 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Shortia galacifolia Oconee Bells 4 - 8 shade moist, peaty 4 - 8 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Blue-eyed Grass 3 - 9 sun - part sun moist 10 - 20 in. 5.5 - 6.5
Symphoricarpus orbiculatus Coralberry 2 - 7 sun - part shade moist - dry 2 - 5 ft.
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower 3 - 9 shade - part sun moist 3 - 10 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Vaccinium angustifolium Lowbush Blueberry 2 - 6 sun - shade moist - dry, sandy, rocky 6 - 24 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Vaccinium vitis-idaea var. minus Mountain Cranberry 2 - 6 sun moist, peaty 8 in. 4.0 - 5.0
Vancouveria hexandra White Inside-out Flower 5 - 8 shade - part sun moist, summer dry 8 - 16 in. 6.0 - 7.0
Viburnum alnifloium Hobblebush 3 - 7 shade moist 3 - 8 ft. 4.0 - 5.0
Viola labradorica Labrador Violet 2 - 8 sun -shade moist - dry 3 - 6 in. 5.0 - 6.5
Viola sororia Common Violet 3 - 9 sun - shade moist 4 - 12 in. 6.0 - 7.0
Waldsteinia fragarioides Barren Strawberry 3 - 8 sun - shade moist - dry 3 - 6 in. 5.0 - 6.0
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellow-root 4 - 9 shade moist, well drained, cool 2 - 3 ft. 5.0 - 6.0



































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