Six Groundcover Plants for Damp Shade

Learn about groundcover plants that will thrive in damp shade and grow successfully in your lawn and garden spaces.

Lily of the Valley  Good for Groundcover in Dry Shady Area DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis)

This creeping, herbaceous perennial fills the air with its beautiful fragrance during late spring and early summer. Lily-of-the-valley produces clusters of fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers held high over narrow, oval, mid- to dark green foliage. This fully hardy plant prefers moist soil and partial sun to full shade. H: 10 inches (25 cm); S: 12 inches (30 cm)

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