For a brilliant splash of purple, consider 'Sugar Plum' Coral Bells (Heuchera). Grows in zones 3-8. | Photo: Josh Mccullough/PhytoPhoto | thisoldhouse.com

All About Groundcover

For a brilliant splash of purple, consider 'Sugar Plum' Coral Bells (Heuchera). I have it edging a long border with bluebells and a white evergreen candytuft plant ( don't know name). They soon reproduce themselves too, so are good value.

PENNISETUM ALOPECUROIDES 'HAMELN' - Lampepoetsersgras

More ideas for edging of paths and around the house. Bark chips used under here. Cheap for a load of those

Pennisetum Hameln, Australische lampenpoetser

Pennisetum Hameln makes a lovely feathery clump in a border! Beautiful mixed with perennials.

HOSTAS look great withHYDRANGEA - great idea for hostas in back yard!  Do it!

hostas and hydrangeas.my favorite flower and plant together. I bet the purple hydrangeas would be gorgeous in my front yard

20 colorful plants for shade gardens | Garden hydrangea | Sunset.com

19 Colorful Plants for Shade Gardens

Incrediball Hydrangea arborescens Shrub - The size of basketballs, these flowerheads open a shade of key-lime, then mature to snowy white! Excellent planted near Paper Birch Trees which attract Downy Woodpeckers.

Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' Red Currant 'Jonkheer van Tets' (Ribes Rubrum) are low-maintenance plants that are undemanding as to soil type, so they can be grown in any garden. Nothing is tastier than freshly picked currants in summer. They are so healthy and nutritious. The currants can be harvested in July. Height supplied 30-40 cm.

Currants ' Esquire van Tets' ( Ribus rubrum ) are to grow in any garden. They require little maintenance and grow in any soil. What is better than in the summer enjoy currants with some sugar.

Pee Gee Hydrangea - Hydrangea paniculata "Grandiflora"

Front Yard Tree: Pee Gee Hydrangea Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' Flowering Shrub with Large White Flowers Adapts to a Wide Range of Climates from Zones 3 to 8 Only Hydrangea that can be Pruned into a Tree to High by to Wide

The Garden Geeks Plant of the Day: Heartleaf bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia) Perennial Zone 3-8

The Garden Geeks Plant of the Day: Heartleaf bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia) Perennial Zone

Leptinella squalida, Platt's Black 'Brass Buttons'....another sweet little plant for Fairy Garden that grows 1 - 2 inches tall and spreads 10 - 12 inches. Will take some foot traffic in full sun to partial shade. Maybe for along edges of Mosaic Path!  ZONE 4-5

Leptinella squalida, Platt's Black, Brass Buttons

Brass Buttons ~ Leptinella Squalida This is a really fun miniature ground cover that resembles miniature ferns. This would make a great forest floor for a wooded fairy garden. Complete with tiny yellow button flowers when blooming.

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