"Plant Smart" Alternatives to Ivy

           'Plant Smart'  Alternatives To Ivy 
 
Be Plant Smart and plant something else in the landscape if you live near trees. Even the best intentions of keeping ivy under control in your landscape can go wrong if you can no longer care for the property or the next owner doesn't do it...Save the English ivy for pots.
 
 A few tough low growing perennial plants to consider for ground cover are : wild ginger (shade), foamflower (shade), pachysandra, commonly known as Japanese Spurge (partial shade to shade), creeping phlox (shade), creeping raspberry vine (sun to part shade)

     
               Foam Flower                                               Wild Ginger 
 
 
 
     Pachysandra  (Japanese Spurge)              Creeping Phlox in bloom       
      

 

                                                           Creeping Raspberry 

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