Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'™ is a vigorous mat forming perennial wildflower. Plants have evergreen lance-shaped deep green leaves. In late spring or early summer, foliage is crowned by loose clusters of starry deep purple flowers. This cultivar is a fine groundcover for partly shaded woodlands or gardens with moist well drained soil.
Tradescantia zebrina is native to Mexico. It is a very popular trailing plant. Where winter hardy, it is commonly grown as a groundcover that roots at the nodes as stems spread along the ground. Foliage typically grows to 6" tall, but creeps to 2' wide or more if allowed to do so. Where not winter hardy, it is commonly grown in hanging baskets or pots as a houseplant. Trailing stems cascade down from a hanging basket. Stems are clad with fleshy, pointed, stem-clasping, oval leaves (to 2.5" long) that are blue-green with two broad silvery longitudinal stripes above and solid purple underneath.
This evergreen vine has dark green leaves with pale green veins, climbing upwards to 100'. If used as a ground cover, this plant is less than 1' tall but will spread 100' with time. When mature, clusters of small green flowers bloom in fall, followed by black berries. Best used in pots. Considered invasive in some areas. It does best in part and full shade although it will grow in full sun. It prefers moist, loam soil but established plants will grow in any condition. Be careful where you plant this vine as it may climb and cover gutters, siding, walls.