Ground cover for shady locations

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Ivy is probably the most famous climbing plant - it grows up to 20 meters in height. Without walls, however, it develops into groundcover. The plant can grow up to 450 years old and can easily be multiplied by cuttings in moist soil.

The native creeping G├╝nsel from the family Lamiaceae (Lamiaceae) is also often found in the wild, especially on meadows and forest edges. Its leaves remain green at mild temperatures even in winter.

Crawling G├╝nsel

Creeping G├╝nsel (Ajuga reptans)

The elven flower has pretty heart-shaped leaves that turn slightly rusty in autumn and winter. There are many different varieties with different flower colors. The elven flower belongs to the family of barberry family (Berberidaceae).


Elven flower (Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten')

The memorial is, as name and appearance already suggest, related to the forget-me-not. The perennial plant thrives only on damp soil and spreads over new shoots from the rhizome.


Memorial (Omphalodes verna)

The "Dickm├Ąnnchen" is a popular, evergreen groundcover that grows up to 30 centimeters high. He belongs to the family of boxwood plants (Buxaceae) and is native to Japan and China. There is a more compact variety (Pachysandra terminalis var. Compacta) that only grows up to 20 centimeters high.

Dick males

Dickm├Ąnnchen (Pachysandra terminalis)

The gold strawberry is a forest shrub, belongs to the rose family (Rosacea) and is related to the strawberry. It is green even in winter and forms very dense carpets. Flowering time is from April to May.

gold strawberry

Gold strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata)

The carpet knotweed flowers from July to September and comes from the Himalayas. It is well suited for large areas and needs moderately moist to moist soil.

Carpet knotweed

Carpet knotweed (Polygonum affine)

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