Close planting of shrubs and perennials will help to create an attractive weed-excluding cover. However, effective cover can only be achieved by planting into soil from which perennial weeds have been eliminated. The following plants are particularly useful because of their dense foliage.

  1. Ajuga reptans 'Purple Torch'
  2. Astilbe chinensis van pumila
  3. Bergenia 'Beethoven'
  4. Bergenia x schmidtii
  5. Bergenia 'Ballawley'
  6. Calluna vulgaris (all)
  7. Calluna vulgaris (all)
  8. Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'
  9. Chamaecypans lawsoniana 'Tamariscifolia'
  10. Convallaria majalis
  11. Cotoneaster conspicuus 'Decorus'
  12. Cotoneaster 'Hybridus Pendulus'
  13. Dicentra 'Luxuriant'
  14. Epimedium x rubrum
  15. Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum'
  16. Epimedium x youngianum 'Niveum'
  17. Erica vagans 'Mrs D.F. Maxwell'
  18. Erica (all)
  19. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'
  20. Galax urceolata
  21. Gaultheria mucronata (all)
  22. Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety'
  23. Geranium x riversleaianum 'Russell Prichard'
  24. Hedera (most)
  25. Heuchera micrantha var. diversifolia 'Palace Purple'
  26. Hosta (all)
  27. Hosta fortunei vat. albopicta
  28. Hosta undulata var. univittata
  29. Jumperus x pfitzenana 'Wilhelm Pfitzer'
  30. Juniperus squamata 'Blue Star'
  31. Li hope muscari
  32. Lomcera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
  33. Nandina domestica 'Fire Power'
  34. Omphalodes cappadocica
  35. Persicaria vaccinifolia
  36. Pulmonaria 'Mawson's Blue'
  37. Rosa Magic Carpet
  38. Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich'
  39. x Heucherella tiarelloides

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