Hardy evergreen plants with ornamental foliage. The golden-leaved varieties are excellent as carpet plants. Some species may also be grown as substitutes for grass paths through the rock garden. For this a sandy soil is recommended. They like a sunny spot.
Plant small turfs 3 in. apart in spring. Weeds must be kept in check, and this type of lawn should be rolled frequently and will require to be renewed very often.
The golden-leaved varieties may be grown in any ordinary soil in sunny beds, borders, or rock gardens, planting in March. Increase by division in spring. Seeds may also be sown in an open, sunny position in early spring.