Common Morning Glory, Flower, Flower Head, Ipomoea, French Overseas Territory

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Common Morning Glory, Flower, Flower Head, Ipomoea, French Overseas Territory

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener By definition, ground covers are plants – often creeping, spreading or climbing – that top out at 3 feet (91 cm.). Perennial ground covers are often used as an alternative to grass. They are low-maintenance plants that provide excellent erosion control, even on steep slopes or other difficult sites. Many do well in shade. It may seem that selecting ground cover plants for zone 9 would be easy, but finding suitable hot weather ground covers can be tricky because many ground-hugging plants don’t tolerate intense heat. If you’re in the market for zone 9 ground covers, read on for a few suggestions. Growing Ground Cover in Zone 9 Below you will find some zone 9 ground covers suitable for your landscape or garden. Algerian ivy (Hedera canariensis) – This ivy plant prefers any well-drained site in deep or partial shade. Note:

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