Golden creeping Jenny -   'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8  view >

Golden creeping Jenny - 'Aurea' is a fast-growing groundcover for shade or partial shade. It bears round chartreuse foliage and grows 2 inches tall. It can spread indefinitely. Zones 4-8 view >

Aegopodium - Fastest growing, drought tolerant ground cover for tough spots! Thrives with Hardy Ferns, Hydrangeas, Heuchera, & Hostas

Aegopodium - Fastest growing, drought tolerant ground cover for tough spots! Thrives with Hardy Ferns, Hydrangeas, Heuchera, & Hostas

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Lamium Orchid Frost makes a great groundcover for shade with variegated leaves and orchid-pink bloom. Only 8 inches tall.

Lamium Orchid Frost

Lamium Orchid Frost makes a great groundcover for shade with variegated leaves and orchid-pink bloom. Only 8 inches tall.

Thrives in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to dense shade. Vining evergreen 4- to 6- in. tall foliage turns purple in fall—lovely cascading over walls. Covers 20 sq. ft. Bareroot. Zones 4-8.     Purple wintercreeper

Thrives in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to dense shade. Vining evergreen 4- to 6- in. tall foliage turns purple in fall—lovely cascading over walls. Covers 20 sq. ft. Bareroot. Zones 4-8. Purple wintercreeper

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

Purple Flowering Groundcover - Campanula Portenschlagiana - a plant that grows in less-than-ideal conditions and has long-lasting foliage. Plant care info is on the post - via Northern Shade

Sweet Woodruff-  Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.

Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

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"Creeping Phlox" - The area UNDER PINE TREEs is dry, dark and allelopathic, which means that the soil is inhospitable to most plants...

Creeping Phlox Under Pine Trees

"Creeping Phlox" - The area UNDER PINE TREEs is dry, dark and allelopathic, which means that the soil is inhospitable to most plants...

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