Best Ground Cover For A Hill. At just two inches tall mazus is the perfect ground cover to plant between stepping stones and along walls. Use low-growing perennials and shrubs as groundcovers to cover slopes or to replace high-maintenance lawns.
Heterolepis grows to 15 inches tall and slightly wider with pinkish popcorn-scented summer flower plumes. Many ground cover plants spread but often thin out or are short lived and only provide a temporary solution. Deeply rooted sand dropseed Sporobolus cryptandrus produces graceful clumps of fine-textured foliage for natural meadow settings or as ground covering garden accents.
It is a perennial so in the fall when the ground is warm pull the plants off the roots and put them in pots.
These ground cover bushes are suited for growing in hardiness zones 3 through 9. How to Read a Plant Tag. Groundcovers just need to spread well over a larger area than the average plant and cover the ground with a relatively dense form. Heterolepis grows to 15 inches tall and slightly wider with pinkish popcorn-scented summer flower plumes.