Ajugas with white, pink, blue, or purple flowers and leaves of various colors, Lady's Mantle (Alchemila), Lily-of-the-Valley, some of the Astible, Epimedium, ferns, Lamium, Ground Phlox, Veronica, Carex, Liriope, Waldsteinia (Barren Strawberry
), Thyme in great variety, as well as the Sedums and Hens and Chickens that can be used in hot, dry, sunny locations.
He also says: "a barren strawberry
tree has put itself on the pillow of the night's darkness".
that we had a book of botany', Grasmere Journal, 16 May 1800) mistook for the wild strawberry the very similar barren strawberry
(Potentilla sterilis) which flowers earlier in the year, from February to May, and even appears quite commonly in December or January.
pachysandra, periwinkle, Hosta, plumy bleeding heart, bearberry, barren strawberry
, goutweed (careful that it and Lamium are prevented from covering the entire property).
There are a hundred or more candidates, from Ajuga to groundcover roses to Waldsteinia (Siberian Barren Strawberry
) and Xanthorhiza (Yellowroot).