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Plant Library - Port Kells Nurseries Plant Database Plant Library

Our online Plant Database currently includes more than 1500 listings. In time, we plan to add more and more plants into our online database. Until then you'll just have to visit Port Kells Nurseries to see what other plant treasures we have in store for you.

We do not ship plants. Plant purchases can only be made in person at the nursery.

*Please note that we cannot guarantee that all plants will be in stock at our nursery at all times.

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Ajuga reptans

Carpet Bugle

Ajuga is a rapidly spreading, mat-forming ground cover which features shiny, dark green leaves.

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Ajuga reptans 'Bronze Beauty'

Carpet Bugle - Bronze Beauty Carpet Bugle

The foliage is evergreen in most regions and has an attractive bronzy-brown shade

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Ladys Mantle

Alchemilla is a clump-forming perennial with soft, grey-green, fan-shaped foliage often with silky hairs on their undersides.

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Alternanthera ficoidea


Alternanthera ficoidea is grown for its multi-hued foliage and carpeting habit. Flowers are insignificant. Plant in full sun in well drained soil.

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Arabis are low-growing, spreading plants for edgings, rock gardens, ground covers.

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Thrift , Sea Pink

Armeria have narrow stiff evergreen leaves which grow in compact tufts or basal rosettes. The small white, pink, or rose flowers a

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Ginger - Wild Ginger

Asarum is an evergreen low-growing and rhizomatous woodland perennial.

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Rock Cress

Aubrieta is a mat-forming, herbaceous plant with simple lightly hairy leaves. The stems are usually hairy and well-branched.

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Bergenia, Elephant Ears, Pigsqueak

Loose clump forming, rhizomatous, semi evergreen perennial. Has a large thick leathery

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Siberian Bugloss

This perennial has heart-shaped leaves and clusters of springtime star like flowers that are powder blue

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Cardamine trifolia

Bittercress - Trifoliate Bittercress

An evergreen groundcover. The rounded, three-part leaves are dark green

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Plumbago, Leadwort

Clump forming perennial with glossy semi evergreen foliage that turns bronze in fall.

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Gold Drop

Forms a low mound of thick succulent evergreen leaves. Bears upright stems with

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Lily of the Valley

One of the most common of old-fashioned perennials, and a favorite for growing as a ground cover in shady areas.

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Cornus canadensis


This woodland plant makes a wonderful ground cover under a canopy of trees, or in any reasonably moist shady area.

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Delosperma congestum

Ice Plant - Gold Nugget Ice Plant

Hardy perennial ice plant creates a succulent mat of foliage. Their thick fleshy leaves may be rounded, flattened, or angled

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Epimediums produces racemes of spurred flowers in shades of white, pink, violet or yellow from mid spring to early summer.

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Dwarf Heronsbill

Erodium forms a low clump or tuft of tiny green leaves. Starry little flowers appear from late spring through to the fall.

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Gaultheria procumbens

Wintergreen - Creeping Wintergreen

A small low-growing evergreen shrub. Has dark green low growing foliage

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Most form a compact clump of simple pointed leaves sometimes in rosettes.

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Hedera canariensis 'Variegata'

Ivy - Algerian Ivy

Hedera helix 'Variegata' is a hardy, evergreen vine or ground cover, has medium-sized, ivy-shaped leaves.

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Hedera colchica denta 'Variegated'

Ivy - Persian Ivy

Hedera colchica denta 'Variegated' is a vigorous evergreen vine. Has large heart shaped leaves mottled grey green with irregular cream edges.

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Hedera helix 'Glacier'

Ivy - Glacier English Ivy

Hedera helix 'Glacier' is one of the oldest silver cultivars. Often grown as a houseplant. It has medium-sized, variegated

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Hedera helix 'Gold Child'

Ivy - Gold Child English Ivy

English Ivy 'Gold Child' is a compact variety has medium-sized, variegated leaves with a lobed, ivy shape and heart-shaped base.

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Hedera helix 'Goldheart'

Ivy - Goldheart English Ivy

Fast growing evergreen ivy with medium sized heart shaped green leaves

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Hedera helix 'Needlepoint'

Ivy - Needlepoint English Ivy

Hedera helix 'Needlepoint' is a bushy and freely branched plant

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Hedera helix 'Yellow Ripple'

Ivy - Yellow Ripple English Ivy

A vigorous multi-stemmed evergreen vine or dense groundcover

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Sunrose, Rockrose

Helianthemum is a low-growing woody-stemmed shrub-like plant with evergreen foliage. Spreads by creeping stems to 3' wide.

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Rupture Wort

Herniaria have long, slender taproots and may be bushy and spreading or climbing

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Heuchera begin blooming in early June and don't stop until the end of August. Will grow in any well-drained alkaline soil.

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

Chameleon Plant

Variegated red, green and yellow foliage with the smell of orange peel when crushed and small white flowers.

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Iberis forms a low and compact mat of dark green leaves. Flowers are held in dense clusters which appear in late spring

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Icee Blue'

Juniper - Icee Blue Creeping Juniper

A low growing evergreen that maintains a dense crown of foliage

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Juniperus sabina 'Calgary Carpet'

Juniper - Calgary Carpet Juniper

A low growing groundcover juniper. Foliage is a soft bright green

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Juniperus sabina var. tamariscifolia 'New Blue'

Juniper - New Blue Tam Juniper

A multi-stemmed ground covering evergreen shrub

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Lamium maculatum

Spotted Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum is a mat-forming perennial that spreads quickly by rhizomes. It has small, heart-shaped,

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Brass Buttons

It is a rhizomatous, mat-forming ground cover.

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Lindernia grandiflora

Moneywort - Blue Moneywort

A low growing spreading perennial or pond marginal plant.

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Mentha requienii

Mint - Corsican Mint

A tiny,ground-hugging deciduous perennial. The rounded leaves may be slightly hairy

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Muehlenbeckia complexa

Maidenhair Vine

A twining evergreen vine. It has tiny round leaves on black wiry stems.

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Oxalis leaves typically divided into three leaflets giving them the look of clover leaves.

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Pachysandra terminalis

Spurge - Japanese Spurge

Evergreen leaves are shiny dark green with a shallow toothed edge

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Pachysandra terminalis

Spurge - Japanese Spurge

Evergreen leaves are shiny dark green with a shallow toothed edge

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passiflora incarnata

Passion Flower - Purple Passionflower, Purple Passion vine, Maypop, Apricot vine

A fast growing perennial vine with climbing or trailing stems. Features three-lobed, dark green leaves a

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Persicaria affinis

Himalayan Knotweed, Himalayan Fleece Flower

A creeping mat-forming evergreen perennial. Produces spreading stems

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Plants spread by slowly creeping underground rhizomes and will form a nice clump of foliage in about two growing seasons.

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Ranunculus ficaria

Buttercup - Lesser Celandine Buttercup

Tuberous rooted, herbaceous perennial. Plants have a basal rosette of dark green

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Raoulia australis

New Zealand Scab Plant

An evergreen ground cover with silvery grey foliage. It forms a flat matt that will creep

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Sagina subulata

Moss - Scotch Moss, Irish Moss

A creeping moss-like, evergreen ground cover for use in a rock garden

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Saponaria produces erect stems that bear lance shaped leaves and terminal cluster of flowers in summer.

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