10 Best Ground Cover Plants For Florida

Asian Jasmine

This evergreen ground cover features glossy green foliage and is drought-tolerant once established. It's well-suited for both sun and shade.


Also known as monkey grass, liriope is a hardy and low-maintenance ground cover with grass-like leaves. It's adaptable to various soil conditions and can tolerate shade.

Muhly Grass

With its airy, pinkish-purple plumes, muhly grass adds a touch of elegance to the landscape. It's drought-tolerant and thrives in full sun.

Dwarf Oyster Plant

This compact ground cover features attractive purple and green foliage. It's well-suited for partial shade and can tolerate occasional drought.


Also known as carpet bugle, ajuga is a spreading ground cover with attractive foliage and spikes of blue, purple, or pink flowers.

Dune Sunflower

Native to Florida, dune sunflower is salt-tolerant and produces bright yellow flowers. It's an excellent choice for sandy soils and coastal areas.

Wart Fern

A native fern with attractive, leathery fronds, wart fern is well-suited for shady areas and is drought-tolerant once established.


Also known as creeping oxeye, wedelia is a fast-spreading ground cover with yellow, daisy-like flowers. It thrives in full sun and is drought-tolerant.

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