10 Best Ground Cover Plants That Require Little Maintenanceb

Featuring handsome, strappy foliage, this perennial adds bright green, chartreuse, or gold color to shady areas, thriving best in moist environments.

Japanese Forest Grass:

Available in various colors, from lime green to deep burgundy, Heuchera is adaptable to either full shade or part sun conditions, making it a versatile option for your garden.

Heuchera (Coral Bells):

With grass-like foliage in multiple colors, including variegated varieties, Sedge is a low-maintenance perennial ideal for ground cover.


This stunning fern serves as an attractive ground cover with silver and maroon-colored fronds that shimmer in the shade, while also being resistant to deer.

Japanese Painted Fern:

Featuring glossy, low-growing foliage and small white flowers, Pachysandra spreads effectively to cover areas beneath trees and is also resistant to deer.


Known for its delicate gold flowers and sparkling foliage after rain, Lady's Mantle adds charm when planted in large swaths, thriving in part to full sun.

Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla):

A tough evergreen perennial with grass-like leaves and clusters of purple flower spikes, Lilyturf is drought-resistant and adaptable to both full sun and full shade.

Lilyturf (Liriope):

As colorful, drought-tolerant succulents, Hens and Chicks thrive in rock gardens or sunny areas, requiring minimal watering due to their fleshy leaves.

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum):

With bright flowers ranging from hot pink to orange, Ice Plant is a drought-tolerant succulent once established, providing vivid hues to your garden.

Ice Plant (Delosperma):

Featuring chartreuse foliage and fast growth, Creeping Jenny is ideal for ground cover, charmingly creeping around paths and tolerating light foot traffic.

Creeping Jenny: