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20 Plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic | Gardening Clan (will have to check which ones are suited for my growing zone)

Isotoma fluviatilis 'Blue Star Creeper' (Laurentia) -Takes full sun to partial shade -Takes medium to heavy foot traffic

Pratia or White Star Creeper is a herbaceous perennial groundcover used as a lawn substitute, as fillers in pathways, in rock gardens and in borders. A profusion of starry white flowers bloom spring through summer, followed by globular, reddish-purple fruit in autumn, attracting birds. This plant will tolerate wet or dry conditions in sun or shade. Low growing (2-3" tall). Zones 5-10

Pratia or White Star Creeper is a herbaceous perennial groundcover used as a lawn substitute, as fillers in pathways, in rock gardens and in borders. A profusion of starry white flowers.

Flax - one hearty plant that comes up year after year, useful as a fiber producing plant,  and the deer won't eat it!

If the deer won't eat it, then I need it for sure. Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

Pretty Woman Tree Lily -- sun/partial sun; 8" fragrant blooms; strong stems/no staking; Grows 3-4' the first year, 5-6' the second year and up to an 6-8' at maturity; 20-30 flowers on each plant by third growing season; Easy to grow; Perennial in Zones 3 - 10; Mid summer.

*WANT* Pretty Woman Tree Lily-- sun/partial sun; strong stems/no staking; Grows the first year, the second year and up to an at maturity; flowers on each plant by third growing season; Easy to grow; Perennial in Zones 3 - Mid summer.

Most foxglove blossoms point down but this one points UP so the beautiful blooms that start peachy and end up dark pink very showy. Foxglove (Digitalis hybrida Candy Mountain) Perennial, Tall 3-4' (Plant 1-2' apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Mostly Shady Zones: 4-9   I started these from seed and I risked planting them (with trepidation) in an area with shade most of the day but hot afternoon sun. They thrived and all of them grew to AT LEAST 4 feet!

Digitalis Candy Mountain (Foxglove)

Most foxglove blossoms point down but this one points UP so the beautiful blooms that start peachy and end up dark pink very showy. Foxglove (Digitalis hybrida Candy Mountain) Perennial, Tall (Plant apart) Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer

Growing Lily Of the Valley: When To Plant Lily Of The Valley - Around since at least 1000 B.C., lily of the valley plants are one of the most fragrant blooming plants in the spring and early summer throughout the northern temperate zone. The stems are covered with tiny white, nodding bell-shaped flowers that have a sweet perfume and medium-bright green leaves that are lance-shaped, 4 to 8 inches high and 3 to 5 inches wide.

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Mixed Carpet Phlox - perennial; grows anywhere, even in poor, dry, sandy soil where other ground covers fail! No other plant spreads so lavishly, needs so little attention and flowers so profusely with so little care. Zones: 3-9  Light: Full Sun to Full Partial Shade

grows anywhere, even in poor, dry, sandy soil where other ground covers fail, spreads so lavishly- needs little attention and flowers profusely. Zones: Light: Full Sun to Full Partial Shade

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Creeping Thyme. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Will tolerate all soil Zones 4 - 9.

Creeping Thyme: In early summer the plants are covered with stunning pinkish-rose flowers that last until the first hard frost. The stunning foliage stays all through the winter months. A very hardy perennial that attracts butterflies

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20 plants for garden pathways which can handle foot traffic. via gardening clan

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