5 Weed-Smothering Ground Covers Let these landscape plants do the dirty work of choking out weeds

Silver Shimmers, (zones 4 to 9) is a stunner for shaded areas. This plant thrives in woodland conditions, with moist, rich, well-drained soil in shade, and grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Give it a site with good air circulation, as some Pulmonaria are prone to mildew, though Ive never seen it on this variety. It blooms blue in spring.