Top 12 Plants That Spread: A Guide

Plants that spread are not only able to cover the garden but also necessary for a great-looking garden. These plants may dominate an outside area if left unmanaged, but they can also make it look full and plentiful.

Invasive species of plants can spread themselves, usually through reproducing asexually and creating populations that can survive in different environments.

You may think weeds exhibit similar behavior, and we don’t want them in the garden. However, weeds are not desirable because they take over and dominate other plants. For example, blackberries may be considered invasive weeds because they take over crops

The plants that we recommend will not completely dominate your garden area. The list below is of our top 12 plants that will add beauty to your garden and can survive harsh conditions.

1. Daylilies

Daylilies are one of the most common plants that spread and are also one of the most invasive. When planted, Daylilies will spread themselves by rhizomes, which are underground stems that can sprout shoots and roots of a new plant.

Daylilies are so invasive because they are very durable. They can live in many environments, including acidic and highly alkaline soils, wet or dry weather, and even in full sunlight or shade. Daylilies are fairly pest and disease resistant. Snails and slugs typically cause the most damage to them, but it is rare that they do any serious damage.

The only way to stop Daylilies from spreading is to dig out all their roots before they have a chance to sprout into new plants.

daylilies are one o the most beautiful plants that spread
Daylilies are invasive. Credit: Gardeners World

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