For Heavy Foot Traffic

Full Sun
Blue Star Creeper (Isotoma fluviatilis)
Rapid-spreading perennial with blue flowers. Works well around roses, decks, patios, and in rock gardens.

County Park (Pratia pedunculata or Laurentia fluviatilis)
Tough, tight, green-leafed creeper with violet blooms. Good for patios and walkways.

Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox 'Elfin')
Tightly matted gray-green foliage forming tufts; pink flowers. Drought-tolerant; good between flagstones.

Green Carpet or Rupturewort (Herniaria glabra)
Indestructible evergreen groundcover with white blooms; turns red in winter. Excellent in walkways.

Miniature Thyme (Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin')
Smaller variety of evergreen thyme with gray-green foliage, pink blooms. Takes well to slopes and stone crevices.

Scabwort (Raoulia australis)
Sturdy groundcover mat of diminutive gray-green leaves; yellow blooms. Excellent for dry, problem areas and pathways.

Woolly Thyme (Thymus pseudolanuginosus)
Hard-working ornamental groundcover with fuzzy gray-green leaves and pink blooms; clusters as it spreads. Excellent on flagstones and pathways.

Partial/Full Shade

Miniature Brass Buttons (Leptinella gruveri)
Indestructible carpet of tiny serrated leaves; white flowers. Can even withstand car traffic.

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