10 Beautiful White Ground Cover Plants

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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Chandrima, a flower enthusiast and writer at India Gardening with over 5 years of content writing experience. She combines her love for flowers with her background in gardening and literary expertise to create informative content. In addition to her passion for gardening, she's an aspiring traveler and nature lover.

Here are some of the best White Ground Cover Plants that can cover the void space of your garden with the splendid beauty of white blooms!

Ground covers are the low-growing plants that can be used to cover up the open area of the garden with their beautiful flowers or foliage. If you like simplicity, then grow these stunning White Ground Cover Plants in your yard.

Have a look at the best white flowering plants in India here

White Ground Cover Plants

1. Periwinkle

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Botanical Name: Catharanthus roseus

Periwinkle comes in multiple shades including lavender, pink, and blue – but white is the most appealing among all! In the tropical climate of India, you can enjoy its flowers year-round, however, spring to late summer is its peak blooming season.

2. Hydrangea

Botanical Name: Hydrangea paniculata

White hydrangeas appear in a cluster that gives out a fuzzy appearance from distance. Luckily, this flower can adapt to a wide range of growing conditions and does well in Indian climates.

Do Hydrangeas grow in India? Find out here

3. Lily of the Valley

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Botanical Name: Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley flowers is popular for their delightful fragrance. The icy white blooms contrast really well with the light green foliage of the plant. It does well in partial shade.

4. Snow in Summer

Botanical Name: Cerastium tomentosum

The attractive white blooms appear during the early summers, but its lush foliage continues to display its charm year-round. This fast-spreading plant profusely thrives in dry and sunny regions.

5. Blue Star Creeper

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Botanical Name: Isotoma fluviatilis

Though the flowers are pale blue or purple, yet they look white-blue from a distance. The blooms come during springs and summers, the massive set of evergreen leaves continue to display year-round.

6. Sweet Woodroof


Botanical Name: Galium odoratum

Its lacy white blooms add a lot of texture to the landscapes, while the emerald green leaves give out a soothing fragrance, especially when dry.

7. White Dianthus

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Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

The flowers come in striking shades of pink, red, white and salmon, giving out a floral sweet scent with a hint of cinnamon. Its blue-gray foliage matches up really well with the blooms.

8. Sweet Alyssum

Botanical Name: Lobularia maritima

The cluster of tiny white flowers makes this plant one of the best White Ground Cover Plants. These are spring and summer bloomers that also invite pollinators into the garden.

9. Chamomile

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Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla

The daisy-like flowers of chamomile have white petals with a yellow center. Also, this low-growing plant bears tufts of leaves and flowers up to one-foot height. It also tastes great in tea!

10. Arabian Jasmine

Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac

This award-winning flower is highly prized for its dainty flowers that release a pleasing aroma. The white flowers mainly bloom during springs and summers, but in the tropical climate of India, they bloom repeatedly throughout the year.

Learn how to grow Jasmine here

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