Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.
Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds
Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds
Corsican Mint ~ Wonderful, mat forming groundcover that features tight green, aromatic foliage. Tiny lavender flowers in summer. Plant as a lawn substitution or between stones so that the gentle scent of mint is released when walked on. Excellent for front entryways and back patios. Will take moist areas as well as normal landscape scenarios and will reseed easily in the garden.
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Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.
Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.
LAMIUM : Purple Dragon--- Full shade fast spreading!! Have it...needed the name
Blue Star Creeper is a fast growing sun to part shade ground cover-- I should have thought of this instead of Irish moss for the shady side.
shade plants...Lamium, Hosta - Lamium is an amazing ground cover that can fill a bed in one or two seasons - pink or purple flowers