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.

Elegant Creeping Dogwood DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Creeping Dogwood (Cornus canadensis)

This plant is an excellent choice for underplanting shrubs in acidic, woodland conditions. The oval, bright green leaves are deeply veined, and the flowers appear in clusters with prominent white bracts during spring and summer, followed by red berries. This fully hardy plant prefers moist soil and partial sun to full shade. H: 6 inches (15 cm); S: 9 feet (3 m)

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