Bowles' Common Periwinkle - One of the best groundcovers for shade, displaying large violet blue pinwheel shaped flowers against glossy dark green leaves. Sun tolerant in cool northern zones. In hot summer areas, plant in dappled to deep shade. Blooms in late spring, continuing through summer. Good for use in firescaping. Evergreen perennial.
Yellow & green edged Common periwinkle, creeping myrtle (Vinca minor 'Illumination') Like other creeping myrtles, 'Illumination' is a tough evergreen ground cover for shade that will grow in almost any soil. Its hallmark is its bright gold leaves that are edged with a border of irregular green. Periwinkle-blue flowers appear in spring. Use 'Illumination' as a shade ground cover or in hanging baskets. Plant in moist, well-draining soil. Likes shade or part sun. Zones 4-9
Setcreasea pallida, or Purple Heart, a native of Mexico, is named for the striking purple color of the plant in full sun. Drought tolerant. A wonderful choice for hot dry conditions. Makes an excellent ground cover and looks stunning when paired with yellow lantana or pink vinca..