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Q.Good Short Groundcover For Shady Area That Is Noninvasive And Can Be Planted Now

Zone 7 | Anonymous added on October 7, 2023 | Answered

Hello, What is a good short groundcover for shady area that is noninvasive and can be planted now in zone 7? Also, is it best planted via seeds or plugs?

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Answered on October 9, 2023

Here are some ideas:


Ajuga and periwinkle are low growing and noninvasive.

These have mixed sun and shade:



I would avoid creeping jenny. It can be invasive. Generally, I would recommend plugs or plants. If you have six weeks before a frost, they can be planted now.

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