Stepables®

STEPABLES® are tough, earth-friendly, easy-to-maintain perennials that take foot traffic. These little green heroes can liberate your landscape from that not-so-green mower, cut down on the use of chemicals and create lovely beds of color! Plus, they're quick to foster friendly habitats for all kinds of great beneficial critters. Smaller carbon footprint, anyone?

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Botanical Name     Common Name
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Mazus reptans
Common Name: Mazus

1/2" -3/4" purple-blue flowers smother the foliage for an extended period of time. Ground hugging, bright green mats of evergreen foliage. Excellent plant for using between stepping stones as it can tolerate light foot traffic. Deer resistant. Light foot trafffic. space on 12" centers.


Mazus reptans 'Albus'
Common Name: Mazus

1/2"-3/4" white flowers smother the foliage for an extended period of time. Ground hugging, bright green mats of evergreen foliage. Excellent plant for using between stepping stones. Tolerates light foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


Mentha pulegium 'Nana'
Common Name: Dwarf Pennyroyal

Evergreen, creeping plant with tiny leaves that send out the aroma of mint when brushed or stepped on. Light lavender flowers in summer. this is a strong spreader and makes a tight groundcover.  Moderate foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


Mentha requienii
Common Name: Corsican Mint

Wonderful, mat forming groundcover that features tight green, aromatic foliage. Tiny lavender flowers in summer. Plant between stones so that the gentle mint scent is released when walked on. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.


Muehlenbeckia axillaris 'Nana'
Common Name: Creeping Wire Vine

Tiny, dark, glossy green leaves on wiry, bronzy copper colored stems. Inconspicuous green to ivory blooms are followed by transparent white fruits with black seeds - very attractive. Foliage turns bronze with heat or cold. Perfect in a dry path. Semi-evergreen. Heavy foot traffic. Space on 6" centers.


Nierembergia repens
Common Name: Cup Flower

Cup-shape white blooms over mats of rapidly spreading green foliage that roots at nodes as well as underground runners. Originating from mountain areas of S. America where it grows with its roots in constantly moist soil. This makes a great groundcover around stepping stones, between rocks, or in alpine gardens. Moderate foot traffic. Space on 12" centers.


Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
Common Name: Dwarf Mondo Grass

Compact habit and glossy, dark green leaves make this perennial a natural as a ground cover or edging. Spikes of light lavender bell-shaped flowers are followed by small blue-black berries. Rhizomatous habit. Excellent between stepping stones. Deer resistant. A slow grower it tolerates moderate foot traffic. Space on 4" centers.

 


Oreganum vulgare 'Aureum'
Common Name: Golden Oregano

Golden Oregano forms a low growing plant with fragrant foliage that turns lovely golden yellow to chartreuse in summer. Lavender flowers in summer attract butterflies. Deer resistant. An excellent border plant for the herb garden. Tolerates moderate foot traffic. space on 12"-18" centers.