weed-smothering ground covers: plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, zones 5 to 9) This plant grows well in sun and part shade in all kinds of conditions all over the U.S. It chokes out weeds, blooms in a clear blue that reflects the summer sky and tops it off with fantastic fall color.
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