Add Color with Groundcovers

Sure they help keep weeds down and soil moisture up, but groundcovers are not just built for utility. Many have gloriously colorful flowers or foliage (or both). Here are 12 standouts that work well in beds and borders, under trees or cascading down slopes. Many add a luxurious, spill-to-the-ground element to containers, too.

Bowles' Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor 'Bowles'
Item #7613
Winterglow Heart-Leaved Bergenia
Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut'
Item #2202
Grace Ward Lithodora
Lithodora diffusa 'Grace Ward'
Item #5894
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Mexican Heather
Cuphea hyssopifolia
Item #3049
Silver Heart Brunnera
Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' Plant Patent #24,685
Item #40118
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Miss Heidi Cranesbill
Geranium x oxonianum 'Miss Heidi' Plant Patent #26,630
Item #40883
Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
Item #6445
Purple Heart
Setcreasea pallida
Item #1188
Midnight Rose Heuchera
Heuchera x 'Midnight Rose' Plant Patent #18,551
Item #4572
Red-Leafed Mukdenia
Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'
Item #4725
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Jack Frost Brunnera
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' Plant Patent #13,859
Item #3538
SunSparkler® Lime Zinger Sedum
Sedum 'Lime Zinger' Plant Patent #24,632
Item #0730