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TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways


TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

Paths and walkways are an integral part of every garden. They allow you to get from one place to another easily in order to maintain the garden. But paths and walkways don’t need to be only practical, they can easily become decorative and beautiful. This can be done by planting interesting plants and ground covers which will add color and life to them and to your garden as well. All you need are varieties that can stand foot traffic.


Now you must think that the list of plants you can use for this purpose is small, but in fact there are so many of them to choose. Of course, just like any plant in your garden, stepables require care. They are pretty low maintenance though. And most of them spread and multiply as well. We believe you are already intrigued and want to know which plants are most suitable for paths and walkways.

Blue Star Creeper

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

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Blue Star Creeper or Isotoma Fluviatilis is one of the most common plants used for pathways and walkways. Their tiny but beautiful flowers are just one of the reasons why are they such a popular choice. But the main reason is their versatility and ability to handle heavy foot traffic without a problem.  This delightful creeping perennial is also very easy to grow and will multiply and spread in no time.




  1. Angela

    May 7, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I have to say great article! I work in a greenhouse and sell all of these so thank you! However I noticed your photo ID of “pratia” is actually a photo of Bugleweed botanical-Ajuga, either mint chip or chocolate chip variety. May help to fix this so as not to confuse those searching it out in the retail world.

    • Claudia Phillips

      May 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      Yes, I also noticed this right away.

  2. Laura

    May 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    You also spelled ‘ pieces’ wrong. You used Peace’s.

  3. Linda

    August 3, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Looking for a good ground cover that can survive the Florida heat even in the shade.

  4. Danyell

    February 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Boy I have money wort and it can take over. I am forever cutting it back from other plants in the area and pathways. But I do not have to weed a large area under same maple and azela bushes. The money wort grows dense enough to keep weeds away.

  5. Sandra Adams

    March 12, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    I was struck by how similar-looking Baby Tears is to the common chickweed, which is also a nutritious edible. After reading this enjoyable article, I’m tempted to stop pulling up the chickweed and encourage it instead!

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