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Plants That Can Take Foot Traffic

Durable plants for Foot Traffic, Crevices, Nooks, Pathways & More

For those tough areas between flagstones, there are a select group of perennial ground cover plants that work well for these  areas while discouraging weeds. Make sure to select the right plant for light & water requirements.  Here are a few plants to consider that will tolerate various degrees of foot traffic and work well in crevices, nooks, pathways & more while adding beauty to your garden.

Ajuga can take foot traffic while spreading between stepping stones

Ajuga can take foot traffic while spreading between stepping stones

Ajuga Black Scallop or Ajuga Chocolate Chip Bugleweed or Ajuga is an evergreen ground cover with blue flowers in spring

Great for: Sun or Shade, beneath trees, lawn substitute, pathways, nooks, accents, containers.

Tolerates:  Dry Shade, Moist Shade

Anacyclus depressusMt. Atlas Daisy with attractive fern like foliage

Great for:  Sun,Dry, gritty areas, hot pathways, Rock Gardens, Edging, Small Spaces

Tolerates:  Deer, Drought, Heat

Isotoma fluviatilisBlue Star Creeper – Blooms all Summer Long – #1

Great for: Sun or Shade, Lawn substitute, Stepping Stones, Ponds, Patios, Containers, Crevices, Rock Garden, pathways

Tolerates: Deer, Drought, Rabbits, Pests


Lysimachia or Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia AureaCreeping Jenny (Evergreen)– super fast spreading, root at each node and hug the ground

Great for: Shade, Retaining walls, crevices, dry shade, moist shade, woodland area, accent, containers, lawn substitute

Tolerates: Moisture

Mazus reptansLow growing, fast spreading groundcover

Great for: Sun-Part Shade, Beneath shrubs, stones, small scale lawn substitute, patios, curbside

Tolerates: Moisture

Sagina subulata and Sagina subulata Aurea

Great for: Shade-Part Shade, Moist, well drained areas, Woodland Areas, Containers

Tolerates: Moist Shade

SedumSod™Easy, INSTANT groundcover!

SedumSod provides INSTANT RESULTS !  One of the best drought proof plants on the market today!

Great for: Sun-Part Shade, Lawn Substitute, flagstones, pavers, Patio, Slopes, DIY projects

Tolerates: Drought, Heat

Thymus woolylow growing evergreen with silver foliage

Great for: Sun, Crevices, retaining walls, rock garden, curbside, Slopes, Pathways, Patio, Lawn substitute, containers

Tolerates:  Drought

Veronica Waterperry Blue low growing and fast spreader

Great for:  Sun, Part Shade, Beneath Trees, Shrubs, slopes, retaining walls, rock garden, containers,

Tolerates:  Drought, Dry Shade

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