Did my homework, the violet I have which is non-invasive and small is Viola labradorica, not the V. hederaceae... Chad > Hi Elaine. One sweet little ground cover that complements the bulb garden is an Australian native violet called Viola hederacea, it is a very low growing free flowering species that is non-invasive & won't smother the bulbs. It has shallow roots & can be quite drought tolerant in sun or shade. The more common colour is purple & white, & less common pastel mauve. > I saw some for sale I'n California two years ago I'n a nursery someware near Calsbad. > > Steven : ) > Esk Queensland Australia > Summer Zone 5 Winter Zone 10 > > On 13/04/2012, at 3:04 PM, Elaine Jek <email@example.com> wrote: > >> Hi, >> I'm new to PBS. I'm located in Silicon Valley, CA area. I'm growing summer growing bulbs like cannas, tulip, kniphofia, watsonia, amercrinium and some winter ones like galanthus, bletilla striata(not sure if this orchid is considered a bulb). I'm wondering what are good ground cover plants that remain evergreen PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).