8 Easy Ground Covers To Grow In Full Sun Or Shade

Asian Star Jasmine:

Tough, fast-spreading evergreen ground cover with creamy-yellow flowers, tolerant of heat, humidity, and well-drained soils.

Moss Pink (Creeping Phlox):

Produces spectacular blooms in blue, red, pink, or white, forming spreading mats ideal for edging flower beds or rock gardens.

Blue Catmint:

Drought-tolerant ground cover emitting a lemon scent, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, suitable for edging beds or walls.

Creeping Juniper:

Low-to-the-ground shrub with dark green, yellow-green, or blue-green foliage, ideal for planting on slopes.

Creeping Thyme:

Popular ground cover for dry areas, grown for dainty pink, purple, or magenta flowers, perfect for gaps between stepping stones.


Enthusiastic spreader with true blue summer flowers, turning coppery red in fall, requiring full sun and well-drained soil.

Siberian Cypress:

Evergreen, low-growing shrub with feathery foliage turning coppery bronze in autumn, cold-hardy and adaptable to poor soils.

Sweet Alyssum:

Fast-growing ground cover with four-petal flowers, easy to grow from seeds, considered invasive in some regions.