Brighten up your garden with Aumann’s ground covers
These vibrant plants are the perfect way to improve any garden style. Whether you are looking for a way to bring colour to your backyard or wanting to build upon a theme, these lush plants are a charming choice that is incredibly easy to keep healthy. They are capable of enduring all kinds of weather and are a durable solution to fill in empty spaces in your yard. Our Ground Covers retain moisture, making your soil rich and keeping your garden healthy so that your flowers stay beautiful all year round. As these plants are low maintenance and cost-effective, this selection is suitable for gardeners of any level to enjoy. They are just so lovely to have.
Five flowering groundcovers suitable for Australian gardens
Ground cover plants can transform any patch of dirt that isn’t in good condition into something beautiful and fragrant. These five flowering options are great for fast growth, shade and sun.
1. NATIVE VIOLET
Native violet is the best groundcover for the shady and often damp area at the house’s side. This is a great choice to soften around stepping-stone paths, adding beautiful white flowers throughout the year to the dense covering of round leaves. It spreads quickly so it shouldn’t be used where it could compete with other plants. It can grow to 10 cm tall in shade, but it is much more graceful in sunny and drier areas. It can grow in all climates.
2. BOOBIALLA CREEPING
This Australian native plant is an excellent choice for hot, dry areas. It’s hardy and easy to care for. There are two types of foliage: a green and a bronze-purple variety, as well as a fine-leafed one. It is sprinkled with starry, small-sized, pale pink or white flowers in spring. It forms roots as it grows, making it ideal for binding steep banks. It can grow in subtropical, tropical and cool climates.
3. BLUE BUGLE
This shade-loving beauty produces flat rosettes of shiny, glossy leaves that are the source of tall spikes of blue flowers in spring and summer. The leaves are typically glossy, deep green. However, ‘Atropurpurea’ is a shade-loving beauty with purplish tones. ‘Burgundy Glow’ has mottled cream, pale, and crimson leaves. ‘Catlin’s Giant’, on the other hand, has larger, more red-tinted leaves. Ajuga can be grown in cool or warm climates, depending on whether it gets more sun. It will not thrive in the tropics. It can be used to bind soil or under deciduous trees. Once established, it forms a dense mat.
This dense groundcover is as beautiful as it is useful. It boasts a multitude of star-shaped lavender-blue flowers that bloom from mid-spring through summer. Although the leaves are soft and heart-shaped, they can grow up to 15 cm high. Sometimes it self-seeds in cracks or steps so that it can tolerate occasional dryness. It can also be used to fill in between perennials or shrubs, and it is beautiful spilling over rocks. It can grow in both cool and warm climates, provided it is protected from the sun.
5. STAR JASMINE
We love the fragrant white flowers of this climber, which bloom from late spring through early summer. It is also a hardy groundcover. It can be used in shade or sun to cover large areas of ground, especially if it is under tall trees or on slopes. It will form a dense covering about 30cm tall. If you prefer something denser and more compact, try Asiatic starjasmine ( Trachelospermum Asiaticum), particularly the cultivar “Flat Mat”. After flowering is finished, you can scrub it.
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