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What are Foot Friendly® Plants?
Foot friendly plants are low growing ground covers that can withstand limited foot traffic. They are great for planting in between flagstones and for covering pathways that receive occasional use.

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View more details: 'Chocolate Chip' Ajuga Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'
'Chocolate Chip' Ajuga
Ground Covers
Rich bronzy purple evergreen leaves, dense carpeting habit, cheerful bright blue hummingbird attracting springborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Black Scallop' Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' PP15,815
'Black Scallop' Ajuga
Ground Covers
As its name implies, the foliage of this fine selection is black, or so deep purple that it appears black, and it is ruffled about its edges. 'Black Scallop' is a mutation that arose in tissue culture in the UK. Since its introduction in North America it has proven to be a strong grower, good bloomer with blue candles in spring, and due to its thick leathery leaves a bit more drought tolerant than other cultivars.
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View more details: 'Bronze Beauty' Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'
'Bronze Beauty' Ajuga
Ground Covers
Rich bronzy purple evergreen leaves, dense carpeting habit, cheerful bright blue hummingbird attracting springborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Burgundy Glow' Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
'Burgundy Glow' Ajuga
Ground Covers
Multicolored white, pink, rose, and green evergreen leaves. Bright blue hummingbird attracting springborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Catlin's Giant' Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
'Catlin's Giant' Ajuga
Ground Covers
Huge bronzy purple evergreen leaves, dense carpeting habit, big spikes of bright blue hummingbird attracting springborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Mahogany' Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Mahogany'
'Mahogany' Ajuga
Ground Covers
Deep purple, nearly black leaves, carpeting habit, cheerful bright blue hummingbird attracting springborne flowers.
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View more details: Buffalo Grass Buchloe dactyloides
Buffalo Grass
Ornamental Grasses
Buffalo grass supports healthy ecosystems by reducing irrigation up to 75% compared to traditional lawns, as its roots go several feet deep and can extract water over a greater period of time.
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View more details: 'Evergold' Japanese Sedge Carex hachijoensis 'Evergold'
'Evergold' Japanese Sedge
Ornamental Grasses
Gracefully arching, bright creamy yellow and green striped foliage.
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View more details: Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvania
Pennsylvania Sedge
Ornamental Grasses
Lovely green hairlike foliage, bears a multitude of upright spiky reddish flowers. Foot friendly and drought tolerant.
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View more details: Golden Star Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe
Golden Star
Ground Covers
Spreading slowly by strawberry-like stolons, golden star is well behaved and compact. Throughout the year it is clothed in deep shiny green, oval shaped, semievergreen foliage, and is complemented during spring to mid summer with numerous star shaped, 5-petaled, golden yellow, 1-inch wide flowers.
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View more details: Toadflax Ivy Cymbalaria aequitriloba
Toadflax Ivy
Ground Covers
Charming Foot Friendly creeper has withstood several winters in Zone 5 and 6. The key is to have a soil that is well drained. Continuous summer bloom of tiny snapdragonlike purple flowers.
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View more details: 'Globosa Rosea' Kenilworth Ivy Cymbalaria muralis 'Globosa Rosea'
'Globosa Rosea' Kenilworth Ivy
Ground Covers
This low growing foot-friendly groundcover is a quick spreader but not overly aggressive. Produces a dense mat of small, light green, slightly lobed leaves, and small pinkish snapdragon-like flowers.
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View more details: 'Kewensis' Wintercreeper Euonymus fortunei 'Kewensis'
'Kewensis' Wintercreeper
Ground Covers
Tiny teardrop shaped deep green leaves and very low ground hugging habit.
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View more details: 'Green Carpet' Rupturewort Herniaria glabra 'Green Carpet'
'Green Carpet' Rupturewort
Ground Covers
Compact, refined version of rupturewort, looks light a tight little green moss, spreads quite slowly, evergreen. Tiny greenish flowers in summer.
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View more details: Blue-star Creeper Isotoma fluviatilis
Blue-star Creeper
Ground Covers
Vibrant green evergreen leaves set the perfect backdrop to blue star-shaped spring through fallborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Platt's Black' Brass Buttons Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black'
'Platt's Black' Brass Buttons
Ground Covers
Fascinating miniature fern-shaped evergreen leaves are deep purple, tipped in lime green, greenish yellow flowers arise throughout summer.
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View more details: 'Big Blue' Lily-turf Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'
'Big Blue' Lily-turf
Ground Covers
Robust clump former with late summertime spikes of lavender pink starlike flowers above deep green foliage.
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View more details: 'Silvery Sunproof' Lily-turf Liriope muscari 'Silvery Sunproof'
'Silvery Sunproof' Lily-turf
Ground Covers
Colorful white and green striped foliage contrasts beautifully with purple late summer- and fall-borne flowers.
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View more details: Creeping Lily-turf Liriope spicata
Creeping Lily-turf
Ground Covers
Durable semievergreen foliage is attractive in sun or shade. Violet flowers arise late summer and fall.
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View more details: 'Silver Dragon' Creeping Lily-turf Liriope spicata 'Silver Dragon'
'Silver Dragon' Creeping Lily-turf
Ground Covers
Durable semi-evergreen foliage is attactively white and green-striped. Violet flowers arise late summer and fall. Mow each April.
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View more details: Creeping Charley Lysimachia nummularia
Creeping Charley
Ground Covers
Spreading stems carry neat coin-shaped light green foliage that contrasts nicely with the buttercup yellow summerborne flowers.
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View more details: Golden Creeping Charley Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea'
Golden Creeping Charley
Ground Covers
Spreading stems carry bright yellow coin-shaped foliage. Buttercup yellow summerborne flowers.
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View more details: Creeping Mazus Mazus reptans
Creeping Mazus
Ground Covers
Charming semievergreen light green-leaved creeper that bears loads of violet-blue, white centered, yellow lipped, purple spotted flowers during summer.
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View more details: Black Mondo Grass Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass
Ground Covers
Intensely purple-pigmented narrow grasslike leaves appear black and contrast sharply with the dainty pink and whitish bell shaped summerborne flowers.
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View more details: 'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripe'
'Candy Stripe' Creeping Phlox
Ground Covers
'Candy Stripe' displays perhaps the most interesting flowers of any creeping phlox. They are eye catching, star shaped, and colored bright white with central markings of deep lavender. Viewed up close or far away, the flowers of 'Candy Stripe' are highly effective harbingers of spring. It is evergreen, low and mosslike when not in flower, and can take a limited amount of foot traffic.
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View more details: 'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'
'Emerald Blue' Creeping Phlox
Ground Covers
'Emerald Blue' is a low, evergreen, mosslike ground cover that blooms brightly during spring. When in bloom, its dramatic neon blue flowers smother the foliage and can be seen from a hundred yards away.
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View more details: 'Emerald Pink' Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata 'Emerald Pink'
'Emerald Pink' Creeping Phlox
Ground Covers
'Emerald Pink' is a low evergreen mosslike ground cover that withstands limited foot traffic. This selection blooms neon-pink and not only are its flowers brilliantly colorful, they are fragrant and attractive to both hummingbirds and butterflies.
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View more details: 'Fort Hill' Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill'
'Fort Hill' Creeping Phlox
Ground Covers
'Fort Hill' is an exceptional creeping phlox with masses of deep pinkish rose flowers that provide a magnificent display throughout the spring season. Its rich green needlelike evergreen foliage looks good summer fall and winter.
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View more details: Irish Moss Sagina subulata
Irish Moss
Ground Covers
Dainty white fragrant flowers are borne above rich golden yellow mosslike foliage during the summer months.
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View more details: Scotch Moss Sagina subulata 'Aurea'
Scotch Moss
Ground Covers
Dainty white fragrant flowers are borne above soft green mosslike foliage during the summer months.
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