18 Ideal Groundcover Plants for Dry Shade

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

Elephant's Ear DK - Simple Steps to Success: Lawns and Groundcover © 2012 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Elephant's Ear (Bergenia cordifolia \"Purpurea\")

This classic evergreen perennial for shady borders is known as elephant's ears for its large, rounded, deep green leaves that turn purplish in the fall. It has a clump-forming style and has pink, bell-shaped flowers on reddish stems in late winter and early spring. This fully hardy plant prefers well-drained to moist soil and partial sun. H: 18 inches; S: 20 inches

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