Ground cover outdoor plants are multipurpose perennial plants, also known as shrubs that have two purposes. Ground cover outdoor plants are exactly what they sound like plants that grow along the ground and cover large areas with little effort. They are ideal for areas of the yard that are rocky, have uneven surfaces, or are for some reason unsuitable for growing other plants. There are a wide variety of ground cover outdoor plants that can grow to great heights and have beautiful colours making them an attractive addition to all garden types. In other words their “hard core” purpose of filling the gaps should not overshadow their other qualities which can make them a beautiful addition to any home garden. Good ground cover outdoor plants which also hails from Southern Africa that is also drought tolerant is the Gazania. These, too, have beautiful flowers, which range in color from golden, yellow, orange, white, burgundy or sunburst. Clumping Gazanias are great if you’re looking for a low ground cover, but if you’re planting in a large area, consider the Trailing Gazania, which spreads with a height of about 6-10 inches.
Ivy is a natural ground cover due to its growing style. As a rule, ivy is hardy and thrives in almost any environment. There are many types of ivy, so the plant is available in a wide range of colors and variations. Moss is another ground cover outdoor plants and form of plant life that thrives in any condition in the wild. It stays green year-round and requires very little soil for growing. This small plant will cover anything in its way and can add delicate, graceful touches to the yard. There is no mowing or pest control with moss.