Ground covers here in Texas can be difficult to establish and even harder to keep growing. This is my favorite ground cover--Skullcap (scuttelaria). The pink variety is a native of Texas, and grows well in almost full to half-day sun. Skullcap ( photo / image / picture from marlingardener's Garden ) We brought this one with us when we moved to the farm. It arrived in a 4" pot, grew, and now we have two of them well-established. When there's a lot of ground to cover, skullcap does a good job!