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Baby's tears
Soleirolia soleirolii
moist, organic loam
3"
fast, spreading
moist shade plant, easy care
S
Bolax
Bolax olebara
well drained
1"-2"
slow, mat forming
resembles Astroturf
S-M
Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens
well drained
12"
slow, mounding
evergreen, white flowers
S-M
Carpet Bugle*
Ajuga reptans
well drained, acidic
3"-4"
aggressive, spreading
attracts bees
S-M
Corsican mint
Mentha requienii
light to heavy
.05"
slow, mat forming
aromatic foliage
S
Cranesbill/geranium
Erodium spp.
well drained
3"
dense, mat forming
long bloom, white flowers
S
Creeping oregano*
Origanum vulgare
dry, gravelly
4"-8"
fast, spreading
aromatic foliage
S
Creeping Thyme*
Thymus spp.
well drained, sandy
1"-3"
fast, spreading
drought tolerant
S-L
Dwarf Mondograss
Ophio pogon
well drained
3"-4"
slow, spreading
looks like grass
S
Dwarf plumago
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
acidic loam
6"-10"
moderate, spreading
easy care, blue flowers
S-L
Emerald Carpet
Rubus pentalobus
tolerant of many types
3"-4"
moderate, spreading
deer don't like it
M-L
English daisy
Bellis perennis
moist, organic
3"-6"
fast, spreading
seeds well
S
Germander
Teucruim chamaedrys
well drained
8"-18"
fast, mounding
easy care
M-L
Goldentuft alyssum
Aurinia saxatilis
acidic, well drained
6"-10"
slow, spreading
bright yellow flowers
S-M
Japanese spurge
Pachysandra terminalis
well drained, acidic
6"-12"
slow, spreading
evergreen, easy care
M-L
Kenilworth ivy*
Cymbalaria mualis
well drained, acidic
1"-2"
fast, spreading
evergreen, easy care
S
Kinnickinnick
Arcostaphyllos spp.
sandy, acidic
1"-4"
moderate, spreading
evergreen, easy care
S
Lamb's-ears
Stachys byzantina
loam
4"-6"
moderate, mounding
contrasting foliage
S
Lady's mantle
Alchemilla mollis
organic rich loam
12+"
slow, mounding
seeds well
S-M
Miss Jekyll
Vinca minor
tolerant of many types
6"-9"
moderate, spreading
brilliant flowers
M-L
NZ brass buttons
Cotula squalida
acidic loam
2"-4"
fast spreading
easy care
S-M
Oregon grape
Mahonia nervosa
high organic, acidic
12"-24"
slow, spreading
native, evergreen
S-M
sandy loam
8"-12"
moderate, spreading
attracts butterflies
S-M
Pinks
Dianthus sp.
well drained alkaline
4"-12"
slow, spreading
fragrant flowers
S
Purple rock cress
Aubrietia deltoidea
sandy loam
3"-6"
moderate, spreading
brilliant purple flowers
S
Rock soapwort
Saponaria ocymoides
well drained, loam
4"-8"
mat forming
late spring flowers
S-M
Roman chamomile
Chaemelum nobile
sandy, acidic
3"-6"
moderate, spreading
aromatic foliage
S-L
Salal
Gaultheria shallon
organic, acidic
3'-4'
slow, spreading
native, evergreen
M-L
Santolina
Santolina spp.
well drained, gravelly
18+"
fast, mounding
aromatic foliage
S-M
Sarcococca
Sarcococca spp.
well drained, acidic
12"-24"
slow, spreading
fragrant, late winter flowers
M-L
Scotch/Irish moss
Arenaria verna
moist, well drained
2"-3"
moderate, mat forming
easy care
S-M
Self-heal
Prunella grandiflora
organic rich loam
6"-12"
moderate, mat forming
covers soil well
S-M
Snow-in-summer
Cerastium tomentosum
sandy loam
6"-12"
moderate, spreading
evergreen, easy care
S-M
Spring heath
Erica spp.
acidic, loam
12"
slow, mounding
late winter bloom
S-L
Star creeper
Laurentia fluviatilis
well drained
1"-3"
moderate, mat forming
evergreen easy care
S-M
Stonecrop
Sedum sp.
sandy, gravelly
2"-12"
fast, spreading
drought tolerant
S-L
Strawberry
Fragaria spp.
well drained
3"-10"
fast, spreading
edible berries
S-M
Sun rose
Heliantheum spp.
well drained, gravelly 6"-12" slow, spreading showy flowers S
Sweet woodruff*
Galium odoratum
acidic loam
6"-10"
moderate, spreading
easy care
S-L
Veronica
Veronica spp.
slightly acidic
4"-10"
aggressive, spreading
semievergreen
S-L
Wintercreeper
Euonymous spp.
loam, clay
12"-24"
moderate, spreading
woody, evergreen
S-L
Wintergreen
Gaultheria procumbens
loose, humus
5"-6"
moderate, spreading
red berries, evergreen
S
Woolly yarrow*
Achillea spp.
sandy loam, dry
3"-6"
fast, spreading
fragrant foliage
M-L

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