Native Plants

6 Best Ground Covers To Grow In North Texas

In North Texas, you can use a variety of different ground covers for your landscape. Bare strawberries are one of the most low-maintenance varieties of ground cover.

They grow in clumps and have yellow flowers. They can withstand temperatures as low as 16 degrees Fahrenheit and thrive in neglect.

These plants can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and are ideal for dry climates. You can add a layer of mulch to the ground to conserve moisture and prevent erosion.

Another good ground cover for North Texas climate is the Japanese forest grass. It grows well in soil and shade and has a starry pink flower.

This plant is a member of the Council of Government’s Regional for North Central Texas. It has a low maintenance requirement and can thrive in hot climates.

This ground cover is great for shady areas, too, because it can tolerate high amounts of foot traffic. The best place for this plant is a sloped area where it can spread out and flourish.

The Asian jasmine is another full-sun ground cover that can grow in both full and partial sun. While it’s popular in full sun, it is also tolerant of shade.

The leaves can become tangled and windy, making it difficult to clean up after the leaves fall. The purple wintercreeper euonymus is another popular choice for shaded areas. This species is more winter hardy than Asian jasmine and produces runners that can be easily removed.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance ground cover, you’ve come to the right place. Known as “cactus,” sums are low-maintenance plants with colorful blooms.

Other great examples of ground covers are prairie clover, which is native to the Desert and spreads slowly. Its starry pink flowers bloom in the spring and are attractive for any landscape.

Springwood Pink Winter Heath

With this evergreen groundcover, you won’t have to worry about the winter blues anymore!

Pink Winter Heath blooms in flushes of small, urn-shaped flowers in the winter to brighten up the bleak and blustery days of the season, when Springwood Pink Winter Heath is blooming.

It won’t be long until you will have a sea of pink running through your yard between the months of January and March!

Don’t worry, it won’t last long! It also provides color and texture in spring and summer, with its lush, green, pine-needle-like foliage, creating a dense cover, making it ideal for rock gardens, sloped areas, and near mailboxes or steps. It’ll make a particularly powerful display when planted in groups.

The plants are native to the mountains of the Alps, and for that reason, you know they can withstand cold temperatures!

Also, it’s very simple to grow and maintain this variety, so planting and maintaining it is not a problem at all. Also, it has a pest and disease resistance, which helps it flourish.


Purple Pavement Rose


Distinguished by its large, ruffled flowers in a purple-red color and its strong fragrance, the Purple Pavement Rose sets itself apart from all other varieties.

Purple Pavement is known for its ability to grow reliably from spring to autumn, and a late display of handsome red pops of color are paired with its yellow autumnal foliage confirming its status as a spring to autumn repeat bloomer.

Consequently, you will get rich color for four months, even in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Do you think that there is a rose that can grow regardless of the temperature?

You know it’s almost unheard-of, but the Purple Pavement offers vivid, unique variations across the toughest climates and conditions, from May through September.

This is the rose you should grow if you are looking for a hardy color that can keep out harsh weather. The purple tints of this particular rose make it one of the few roses that can be grown in the north…especially with its vibrant color.

From New England to Minnesota, growers now have an option that goes beyond the usual evergreen growth and comes with a pop of color.


Henryi Clematis


A Clematis ‘Henryi’ has flowers with white anthers and white anthers with brown anthers that bloom in June and September. The height of this tree is between 10′-12′ and its spread is around 3′.

It is a medium-sized plant with white flowers approximately 6-8″ wide. Clematis ‘Henryi’ won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit and it is not hard to understand why.

The foliage is dark green and makes a great contrast to the flower color.

During the hot summer months, Clematis prefers full sun but will tolerate a little shade in the morning in a well-drained location.

You should avoid heavy pruning on this perennial until it is established. Clematis ‘Henryi’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly but can also grow over a large shrub.

It is best to mulch heavily the root zone of Clematis ‘Henryi’ in order to provide the plant with a cooler, more shady environment. Clematis ‘Henryi’ prefers full sun while the roots prefer a cool, shady atmosphere.


Crispleaf Stephanandra Lace Shrub


There is a popular theory that Cysimple Stephanandra Lace Shrub (Stephanandra incisa ‘Crisspa’) is a garden magician, adding beauty and elegance to any garden he or she is in.

It has been my experience that one of the special characteristics of the conifer plant arises from the way in which it multiplies easily, so that sooner or later you will have a thicket of beauty covering your entire landscape.

The lovely stems arch and bend as they grow, creating an enticing waterfall effect, and every time one of them touches the ground, it roots.

You can make use of this as a lush summer groundcover. You can expect it to flower in the spring, but the flowers aren’t the main attraction.

In the fall, when the maple-like, deeply incised, green spring leaves are ablaze with orange and yellow, the show really begins. It is this shrub that, in addition to the weeping habit, makes it the poster boy for Autumn in the garden.

There are no serious pest or disease problems associated with the lace shrub, which makes it an excellent choice as a low hedge or foundation plant.

As it grows low and spreads easily, it also makes a great erosion control plant for banks and slopes because both are extremely effective.

I believe you will find that it works equally well in a formal garden (with a little spring shearing) as well as in a woodland, rustic or cottage garden (where a little ‘wild’ is welcome).


Autumn Amber Sumac


We all have those ugly trouble spots in our landscape that need our attention from time to time. There might be a few wide, bare areas of your skin that are difficult to see.

If they are mulched areas, they require constant maintenance after being destroyed by fall winds and spring rains. This hell patch between the road and the sidewalk has nothing to do with growing. Even a plain retaining wall can be a source of annoyance for an avid gardener who likes to decorate their gardens.

I would suggest the Autumn Amber Sumac (Rhus trilobata ‘Autumn Amber’) as a beautiful answer that grows very well in hot, dry areas of the Western part of the United States.

You will appreciate the rugged nature of the terrain as well as the beautiful foliage. Let it cover the ground for you so that you can easily enhance the appearance of your landscape.

It is related to a native North American shrub that was discovered in New Mexico, and it fills in thickly and gracefully with an upright form. This shrub requires no mulching!

In spite of it being a groundcover shrub, this very unique groundcover grows quite flat and low to the ground. There are a lot of stems growing out of the plant’s center and are easy to direct just where you want them to grow. The stems do not root in the ground and are easy to move around and prune.


Dropmore Scarlet Honeysuckle Vine


There will be hives of butterflies and hummingbirds flocking to your gardens this year, so make sure you have your camera ready to see them!

It is an extremely fragrant and ornamental vine that will guarantee you a wonderful gardening experience throughout the whole season!

Honeysuckle Vine Dropmore Scarlet (Lonicera ‘Dropmore Scarlet’) is one of the most hardy, native Honeysuckle plants that can be found on Earth due to its prolific growth.

With its two-inch long tubular, deep-red flowers, which have an orange center, this vine is characterized by its most delicious scent as it drifts through the air.

Growing easily to a full length during each growing season, they start pumping out flowers in the spring, and they last throughout the summer.

The foliage of the Dropmore Scarlet will complement any style, as it is green with blue tints, but it is usually covered with clusters that make it most eye-catching and colorful. Depending on the size of your garden and the design you have chosen, the foliage will complement any style.

The sheer number of exotic flowers in this collection will amaze you – they are a favorite with pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds who can’t wait to feast on their nectar! Dropmore is a source of nectar for all your beneficial insects and birds!