Soil Foodweb Inc.
Dr. Elaine Ingham

Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants for Northwestern US

Ajunga Reptans (Carpet Bugle) Zones 4-9. Height: 2-3"
          Swallowtail Garden Seeds (Swallowtailgardenseeds.com) 1-877-489-7333

Arctostaphylos edmundsii Carmel Sur Manzanita (Sur Manzanita) 
           Moose Creek Nursery.com 760-749-3216

           Yerba Buena Nursery (yerbabuenanursery.com) 650-851-1668 

Aubrieta x cultorum (Rock Cress) Zones 4-9. Height: 3-6"
           Swallowtail Garden Seeds (Swallowtailgardenseeds.com) 1-877-489-7333
           Seedaholic.com
           Hardyplants.com

Campanula poscharskyana (Serbian bellflower) Zones 3-8. Height: 6"
            Seedaholic.com

Ceanothus maritimus (Bluff California Lilac)(rare)

            Las Pilitas Nursery (laspilatis.com) 760-749-5930

            Bay Natives (www.baynatives.com ) 415-287-6755


Chrysanthemum paludosum  (Creeping Daisy)  
             American Meadows 877-309-7333 Amazon.com

             Outside Pride  (outsidepride.com)  800-670-4192


Corethrogyne filaginifolia Silver carpet (Common Corethrogyne and California Aster)

            Las Pilitas.com 760-749-5930 Larner Seeds (www.larnerseeds.com)


Dichondra - Zones 8-11. Height: 1-2".
     Outsidepride.com
 
Erigonum caespitosum (Matted Buckwheat)

            Pacific Rim Native Plant Nursery (www.hillkeep.ca )
            Canada Geoscape Desert Nursery (www.geoscapenursery.com)  208-884-1251

Euphorbia maculate


Fragaria virginiana var. platypetala  (Western Alpine Strawberry)

            Las Pilitas Nursery  (laspilatis.com) 760-749-5930 

Festuca ovina L. (Sheep Fescue)

            American  Meadows  (www.americanmeadows.com )  877-309-7333                                                                                       

Herniaria Glabra (Green Carpet) Zones 5-8. Height: 1-3"
            Seedman.com

Heuchera hirsutissima (Idyllwild Rock Flower)

             Las Pilitas Nursery  (laspilatis.com) 760-749-5930 

Horkelia parryi  (Parrys Horkelia)

             Las Pilitas Nursery  (laspilatis.com) 760-749-5930

Lemon Frost Thymeis - Zones 5-8. Width: 18" diameter.

Leptinella gruveri (Miniature Brass Buttons) Zones 7-9. Height: 1-2"
Lowe's Hardware
 
Leptinella minor - Zones 7-9. 

Lysimachia nuinmularia (Creeping Jenny) Zones 5-8. Height: 2-6"

             Amazon.com

Juncus phaeocephalus

Mazus reptans (Creeping mazus) Zones: 5-9. Height: 2-4".
Lowe's Hardware

Mentha requieneii (Corsican Mint) Zones 6-9, Height 6".

Monardella macrantha (red monardella, hummingbird monardella and Hummingbird Coyote Mint) 
              High Country Gardens (highcountrygardens.com) 800-925-9387

               Nemophila Maculata (Five Spot) Amazon.com


'Nana' Creeping Cinquefoil (Potentilla neumanniana) Zones 4-6. Height: 1-3"
 
Nemophilia maculate
 
Oenothera californica (California Evening Primrose)

               Plant world Seeds (http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/)


Penstemon  heterodoxus  (Sierra Penstemon)

               Northwest Native Seed, 17595 Vierra Canyon Rd #172, Prunedale, CA 93907

               Las Pilitas Nursery (laspilatis.com)   760-749-5930 

Potentilla aurea (Cinquefoil) Zones 4-8. Height: 2-6"
                Plant-world-seeds.com

Pratia pendunculata (Blue Star Creeper) Zones 6-9. Height: 1-2"
                Amazon.com

Sagina subulata 'Aurea' (Scott Moss) Zones 3-9. Height: 1".
Bluestone Perennials Nursery
 
Salvia sonomensis  'Hobbit Toes'

               California Flora Nursery  (calfloranursery.com)  707-528-8813 

Satureja douglasii (Yerba Buena)

                Amazon.com (Little Grove seeds) 

Saxifraga Arendsil (Purple Robe) Zone 4-9. Height: 6"
                Seedman.com

Sedum glaucophyllum (Cliff Stonecrop)

                Amazon.com

                Outside Pride  (outsidepride.com)  800-670-4192 
                Seed man.com

                Portland  Nursery  (portlandnursery.com) 503-231-5050 

Sedum oreganum (Green Stonecrop)

                Seed man.com

                Portland  Nursery  (portlandnursery.com) 503-231-5050 

Sedum 'Silver Moon'

                Portland  Nursery  (portlandnursery.com) 503-231-5050

Selleria microphylla (Fine TIde Turf) Zones 8-10. Height: 1".

Thymus pseudolanuginosus (Woolly Thyme) Zones 5-9. Height: 2".
 
Thymus praecox 'Reiter's Red' - Zones 3-8. 

Thymus reiter (Reiter Creeping Thyme) Zones 4-9.

Thymus serpyllum (Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme) Zones 4-7. Height: 2-4"
                Burpee.com
                Amazon.com
                Swallowtailgardenseeds.com
                Seedman.com

Trifolium repens (Dutch White Clover) Zones 3-10. Height: 3-5"
                Seedman.com

Veronica Prostrata (Prostrate or Rock Speedwell) Zones 4-8. Height: 4-6"
                Seedman.com

Wallowa Mountains Mossy Sandwort (Desert Moss) Evergreen. Zones 4-8. Height: 1".
 
Zinnia grandiflora (Prarie zinnia) Zones 4-9. Height: 4"
                Plantsofthesouthwest.com
               

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Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants for Northeastern US
Achillea tomentosa (Woolly Yarrow). Zones 4-10. Height: 6-12 inches.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry). Zones 2-6. Height: 6-12 inches.
Chamaemelum nobile (Roman Chamomile). Zones 4-6.
Hypericum reptans (Creeping St. John's Wort). Zones 5-9. Height 4-12 inches.
Origanum vulgare (Oregano). Zones 4-9. Height: 4-12 inches.
Sedum spurium 'Fulda Glow' (Fulda Glow Stonecrop). Zones 3-9. Height: 4-6 inches
Sedum spirium 'Tricolor' (tricolor Stonecrop). Zones 2-9. Height: 4-6 inches.
Sedum 'Vera Jameson' (Vera Jameson Stonecrop). Zones 3-9. Height: 10-12 inches.
Seudm spurium 'John Creech' (John Creech Stonecrop). Zones 3-8. Height: 1-4 inches.
Sedum sieboldii (Stonecrop or October Daphne). Zones 3-9. Height: 6-12 inches.
Sedum reflexum 'Angelina' (Angelina Stonecrop). Zones 3-9. Height: 3-6 inches.
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' (Bertram Anderson Stonecrop). Zones 3-9. Height: 6-12 inches.
Teucrium spp. (Germanders) T. Chamaedrys 'Prostratum' (or 'Nanum'). Zones 5-8. Height 6-8 inches.
Teucrium spp. (Germanders) T. Montanum. Zone 7. 
Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus 'Lanuginosus' (Woolly Thyme). Zones 5-9. Height: 1-2 inches.
Thymus praecox subsp. srticus 'Coccineus' (Crimson thyme). Zones 5-8. Height 1-3 inches.
Thymus praecox subsp. arcticus 'Quinquecostatus', 'Albus', Zones up to 4. Height: 4 inches.
Thymus pulegiodes, T. sephllum (Mother-of-Thyme). Zones 4-8. Height: 6 inches.
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Hardiness Zone 3 (temperatures to - 40 degrees F)

Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. (Nuttall’s)

*-Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Richardson (woman’s tobacco) Packet $2.50 Prairie Moon Seed

Antennaria dimorpha (Nutt.) Torr. & A. Gray - low pussytoes

-Antennaria neglecta (Prairie Pussytoes) Praire Moon Seed Packet $2.50 1/8 oz $30.00

*-Aster macrophyllus (big leaved aster) Prairie Moon Seed Packet  $2.50 

Antennaria umbrinella Rydb. (umber pussytoes)

Dianthus armeria L. (Deptford pink) *many other species but not this one

-Fragaria virginiana Duchesne (Virginia  wild strawberry) Prairie Moon Seed Packet $2.50 *many other species but not this one

Fritillaria pudica (Pursh) Spreng. (yellow fritillary or yellow bell) *many other species but not this one

* Geranium maculatum (spotted geranium) Prairie Moon Seed Packet $2.50, 1/8 oz. $15.00 

Lesquerella alpina (Nutt.) w. Watson var. alpina (Alpine Bladderpod)

Leucocrinum montanum Nutt. ex A. Gray (Mountain Lily, sand lily common starlily)

Lewisia rediviva Pursh var. rediviva (bitter root)

Linnaea borealis L. (twinflower)

*Lysimachia ciliata L. (fringed loosestrife) Prairie Moon, Seed Packet $2.50 

*Oenothera caespitosa Nutt. ssp. montana (Nutt.) Munz (evening primrose, desert gumbo lily)

Oxytropis lambertii (Purple Locoweed) Prairie Moon, Seed Packet $2.50, 1/8 oz. $12.50, 1/4 oz. $20.00, 1/2 oz. $35.00, 1 oz.  $60.00, 1 lb. $900.00. *many other species but not this one

Penstemon eriantherus Pursh var. eriantherus (fuzzytongue penstemon) *many other species but not this one

Phlox hoodii RIchardson ssp. viscidula (Wherry) Wherry (Hood’s)

Phlos hoodii Richarson ssp. muscoides (Nutt.) Wherry - aka Phlox bryoides  (Moss) *two other species but not this one

Physaria didymocarpa (Hook.) A. Gray (common twinpod)

* Sedum lanceolatum TOrr. ssp. lanceolatum (spearleaf or lance-leaved stonecrop)

Townsendia hookeri Beaman (Hooker’s Townsend daisy)

Vicia americana Muhl. ex Willd (American vetch)

Viola nuttallii Pursh (Nuttall’s yellow prairie violet)

* http://www.jelitto.com 

 


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