Which of these potential ground covers will spread fast? Which will
take over grass? (Yes, I want them to do both!)
Chrysogonum virginianum golden star
USDA zone 4/5 (old reckoning)
USDA zone 6 (new reckoning)
AHS heat zone 4/5
Sunset zone 43
dark organic/clay soil
half shade, half sun
certified Gray Thumb
On my property Virginia creeper from your list is quite effective at
spreading over territory. Vinca is less so but at least offers some blue
flowers. But the winner here is English ivy which I have to treat like
the weed that it is but spraying it with "industrial-strength"
herbicides scarcely inconvenience it and manually ripping it out by the
roots is nearly impossible.
Lobelia and alyssum are annuals and I wouldn't reccomend
irish & scotch moss ans baby tears need some shade, a lot of water and
phlox is slow and not aggressive
vinca is aggressive almost to the point of ivy wich can be a noctious
boston ivy is decidious
my suggestion would be http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/m1/bel /
This is a good plant and easy to grow. If you tip prune it it will
spread much faster
On Feb 11, 4:02 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yes Myoporum is all that. Unfortunately it will not make it in zone 6
Neither will Baby Tears.
Irish and Scotch moss are the same plant: Sagina subulata
Not many groundcovers are going to out compete grass.
One of the appeals of Boston Ivy is the fact that it's deciduous. In
autumn it's a brilliant red.
Since I live in Wisconsin (where winter, they say, is the best 8
months of the year), I don't care what the plants look like under the
That applies to the baby tears and other plants in the original post,
too. If they brown off, will they revive in the spring? That's
okay. Or will they self-sow? That's okay, too. Are they gone
forever? That is the undesirable situation.
Thanks for all replies.
Zone 4/5 (old reckoning)
Zone 6 (new reckoning)
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