What is the easiest to grow and most hardy ground cover?

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  • Jamie Jamie on Jun 20, 2017
    I use sweet potato vine a lot! It's got a different shade of green to it so it's beautiful plus it spreads like crazy and it's easy to root new plants off of pieces of the plant! Also comes in a purple shade and is beautiful in hanging baskets

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2017
    What is your location?

  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 20, 2017
    Sedem is a great "No care needed" plant that grows anywhere.

  • Elaine Elaine on Jun 20, 2017
    Many ground covers come to mind ... if you want something not too high and that you can walk on, Wooly Thyme is a very good one - it's tough, spreads easily and has tiny, tiny purple flowers. If you're wanting a taller ground cover, English Ivy is nice or one of my favorites is Pachysandra. It likes shade so it depends on the sun exposure in your yard. It grows glossy leaves, spreads easy and reaches about 6" to 8" in height. Ajuga is a VERY tough plant that spreads fast and will stand up to sun or shade. There's lots of choices out there! You don't give your location but any of the ones mentioned should do well. The popular sedums could work as well as long as the area is not wet and boggy; in which case, they will rot. If you live in a cooler climate, Baltic Ivy is a tough one and will stay green even in the Winter.

  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Jun 20, 2017
    The tiny version of thyme. Irish moss. Vince. Succulents.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2017
    extension.illinois.edu/groundcovers/directoty/index.cfm

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jun 20, 2017
    Crab grass!