Irish Moss –
An extremely popular groundcover plant, this forms a very low moss-like carpet of bright shamrock-green foliage. Tiny little white flowers begin to appear in late spring. Excellent for filling in between the cracks of flagstone paving, in the rock garden or as a lawn substitute. Dislikes both drought and soggy wet soils. Easily divided in early spring or fall, by ripping up the clump into smaller pieces. In hot, humid summer regions this sometimes melts out and becomes unattractive in mid summer, usually reviving in the fall. Not a good choice for full shade. Evergreen.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Perennial – Ground Cover
Catmint – ‘Little Titch’ has ice blue flowers and small wrinkled gray leaves that contrast well with golden pearlwort in sunny rock gardens.
Veronica – The golden leaves of ‘Trehane’ form a low mat that is covered with deep blue flowers in summer. ‘Trehane’ is an excellent companion for golden pearlwort in troughs, rock gardens and crevices.
Thyme – The pink or purple flowers of wild thyme seldom top 6-inches and the mats of aromatic foliage plays off texturally against pearlwort.