Perennial Ground Covers for Shade Gardens

Who needs more weeds? One way to dissuade unwanted plants is to plant ground covers instead. Perennial ground covers that are hardy for our region and grow well in the shade of trees can be a challenge to find. This bugleweed ground cover in bloom, later displays low-growing green leaves in a sun to shade location. With patience, it can be transplanted year to year to cover an area.


Dr. David Graper, South Dakota Extension horticulturist and professor at South Dakota State University, shares many examples of perennial ground covers at the link: . . .

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