Pachysandra - Blooming Age Plants
- Pachysandra procumbens Hardy Planting Zones- 5-9 Sun or Shade – Partial to Full Shade Mature Height - 6-12" Mature Width- 1-2'
Pachysandra will make a beautiful groundcover and will grow very quickly. Pachysandra will do well in well-drained, acidic and neutral soils.
The Pachysandra procumbens, more commonly known as the Alleghany Spurge, is an excellent choice when it comes to filling in empty areas of a landscape. It is a groundcover that grows in dense groups that can provide an attractive and unique display in otherwise hard to fill areas, such as bare patches under shade trees or large shrubs.
Even though it is a semi-evergreen, this plant still blooms during the spring months. The flowers stand out due to their long, spiked shape and white to pinkish coloring. Due to its dense growing pattern, this plant is also suitable for yards in areas prone to soil erosion. This is because the thick covering of the ground protects it from external influences, such as wind or rain, and the tightly woven root systems hold the soil together. Also, the Alleghany Spurge can be used to prevent weed growth and the spreading of other invasive species.
The Pachysandra perennial plant makes a fantastic groundcover
It has lush green foliage it also produces pretty flowers that bloom a pinkish color. This plant is a fast grower as well, so you plant in a few areas in your garden bed and in a short amount of time your whole garden bed will be covered with this gorgeous plant. Its flowers bloom from early spring to late winter, and it is very adaptable to many different soil types. The Pachysandra is commonly mistaken for a weed because of the lush color.