Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection

Our Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection features four perennial groundcovers with impressive floral displays from mid-to-late spring. Creeping Thyme and Veronica are durable and can handle moderate foot traffic. These plants are ideal for a no-mow lawn alternative, or for planting between pavers or stones in walkways and patios. Collection of 4 or 12 plants
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
bee-friendly
Bee Friendly
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Deer Resistant
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Groundcover
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Evergreen
Light Requirements
full-sun
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Low-Water
Mature Height Pink Creeping Thyme: 2" tall
Thyme-Leaf Veronica: 1" tall
Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme: 1" tall
Blue Woolly Veronica: 2" tall
Mature SpreadPink Creeping Thyme: 18-30" wide
Thyme-Leaf Veronica: 24" wide
Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme: 18" wide
Blue Woolly Veronica: 18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly spring to summer
Shipping DetailsNow shipping to zones 2-8.
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SKUHC017983

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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These four groundcover varieties are the best of their families offering impressive floral displays in mid to late spring. All of them have evergreen foliage that grows very flat to the ground, making them ideal for planting between paver bricks or flagstone in patios and along the edges of walkways. They are also excellent as spring blooming bulb companions combining well with daffodils, wildflower tulips, and Muscari.

The collection includes 3 of each:

Plants are subject to change due to availability. If we make substitutions, we feature plants with similar attributes suitable to the collection design. No planting map included.

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Associated SKUsHC017983
HC017091 (Collection of 12)
HC017986 (Collection of 4)
Common Name
Tread On Me Evergreen Groundcover Collection
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Blue, Purple, Mixed
Mature Height
Pink Creeping Thyme: 2" tall
Thyme-Leaf Veronica: 1" tall
Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme: 1" tall
Blue Woolly Veronica: 2" tall
Mature Height
Pink Creeping Thyme: 18-30" wide
Thyme-Leaf Veronica: 24" wide
Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme: 18" wide
Blue Woolly Veronica: 18" wide
Bloom Time
Early spring to summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Waterwise, Average
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Groundcover, Evergreen
Special Groups
High Country Gardens Exclusive
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll need the space to grow and fill in the expected area.

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment and all items are shipping to the same address, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (800) 925-9387 or contact us by email.

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