Low Growing Perennial Cover Plants for Northeastern US

By Carole Rollins, PhD and Elaine Ingham, PhD


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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