Ground Cover plants have long slender tap roots. They come in bare root form. They do not have foliage, blooms or greenery on them and size shipped ranges from 4-16" inches depending on the species. All ground cover vine plants will be blooming age when shipped. They are dormant when shipped, they are not dead, they look as they do in the winter because we ship dormant plants only, they are safer to ship and plant in all seasons and have a very high success rate. All our vine plants are dug and shipped fresh.