Real World Gardener Useful and Beautiful Groundcovers for Sun in Design Elements

February 16th, 2018

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Kalanchoe fedchenoi or Lavender Scallops


Useful and Beautiful: Groundcovers for full sun.

A new series in Design Elements starts and it’s all about plants.

Useful and Beautiful: Plants that don't fail for every situation, but plants that are not as common to make your garden outstanding.


This series will go through the different levels of planting in your garden starting in with ground covers for sun and shade, bulbs, sub-shrubs, hedges, bigger shrubs, small trees and climbers.

There’s quite a lot there but we will only cover one of those categories at a time.

I'm talking with Peter Nixon Director of



Ruellia elegans

Peter mentioned mini mondo grass, Foxtail fern, Ruellia elegans or Kalanchoe fedchenkoi or Lavender Scallops as good ground covers for sun.

Next week the series continues with groundcovers for shade.

There’s always somewhere in the garden where you need that.

If you have any questions about groundcovers, either for me or for Peter or have some information to share, why not drop us a line to or write in to 2RRR PO Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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