Plants for lawn include varieties of grasses, of which there are many, among them, there are several very unpretentious ones that will create an unusually beautiful ground cover, of course, provided that the requirements for lighting, moisture, and soil are met. Carpets from ground cover plants are very beautiful, they are decorative all season; unfortunately, in Russian gardens are not yet sufficiently used. We begin the review of the assortment of the most unpretentious plants, among which there is grass for the lawn, in the order of the Russian alphabet. The presented grass for the lawn in the photo is accompanied by brief characteristics. The name of the grass for the lawn is given in Russian and Latin scripts.
Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is an evergreen frost-resistant plant that forms a cover of shiny graceful dark green leaves 10–20 cm high. It grows well everywhere, including very close to the trunk of an old tree. It blooms from mid-May to mid-June with lilac-blue flowers (first-born color). There are varieties with white, pink and purple flowers and variegated forms that grow much more slowly.
Wallenstein trifoliate (Waldsteinia ternata) – unpretentious and sustainable groundcover perennial 15-20 cm tall with tripartite leaves on long stalks, wintering under the snow. It sprawls slightly, forming a carpet, feels good in partial shade and even in deep shadow. In May it blooms with yellow inflorescences, but this is not the main thing in it. She tolerates the “trampling” on it during shearing shrubs and hedges, not all ground cover plants are resistant to this.
Loosestrife monetizes, meadow tea (Lysimachia nummularia) is widespread in our nature. Able to create a dense low ground cover (up to 5 cm tall) with the help of long-rooted roots. The plant is decorated with relatively large golden-yellow flowers that bloom almost all summer. It grows everywhere, but grows most rapidly in moist partial shade, in the sun forms a denser cover and is not so aggressive. There is a beautiful yellow-leaved “Aurea” form that retains its color in the shade, it is not so aggressive.
European ungulate (Asarum europaeum) is a shade-loving groundcover plant from the forests of central Russia with wintering, dark green glossy leathery leaves resembling a kidney or a footprint from a hoof in shape. In a dense shadow forms a beautiful dense cover 10-15 cm high. It grows slowly.
The cat’s foot dioecious (Antennaria dioica) is a low white-perennial perennial that forms a thick ground cover pressed to the ground, consisting of rosettes of small wintering leaves. Flower stems up to 5-15 cm high. The flowers are white. It blooms in June. He loves dry sunny places with poor soil, on fertile soil and in the partial shade it becomes non-compact and less beautiful.
Rough Leptinella (Leptinella squalid) is a synonym for Rough Cotula (Catula squalid). This low New Zealand plant, with a height of only 1-5 cm, with dark green leaves with a brownish tinge, feels great in our climatic conditions. It grows well in the sun and in partial shade, in the cracks between the paving slabs, without fear of trampling. It is completely winter-hardy with good drainage but does not tolerate stagnant waters.
Bryozoan (Sagina subulata) – perennial, forming dense evergreen pillows up to 8 cm tall, resembling green moss. The leaves are very small, blooming profusely in July – September with tiny white flowers up to 0.5 cm in diameter. It does not tolerate excess moisture in autumn and winter.
Pachisandra apical (Pachisandra terminals) forms a dense cover 25-30 cm high. It prefers partial shade, grows well in shade, and is undemanding to soil and moisture. It grows well near the trunks of old large trees. It grows extremely slowly.
The noble umbilicus, or Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), a plant with fragrant feathery wintering leaves 15-20 cm high, was known to the ancient Romans. It blooms in July and August with small daisies. The substitute lawn for sunny places with sandy soil grows well in hot areas. Resistant to trampling, unlike many other ground covers, grows well in the spaces between stone or concrete slabs.
Common Dahlia (Aegopodium podagraria Variegata). Its decorative pale green leaves with a white border “highlight” the shadiest place. Not as aggressive as an ordinary dream. Moisture-loving. The height of the cover is 15-20 cm.