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Dymondia margaretae (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)
Dymondia margaretae (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

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Dymondia margaretae

Asteraceae (Compositae)
Ground covers, Perennials

Groundcover native to South Africa. Forms a tight mat 2–3 in. high, spreading slowly by offsets to 20 in. wide. Narrow (1/8-in.), evergreen leaves are 2–3 in. long, deep grayish green above, rolled in at the edges to show cottony white undersides. Summer flowers are yellow, 1–1 1/2-in.-wide daisies half-buried in the foliage. Deep roots give established plants considerable drought tolerance, but they’ll spread faster if watered. Use between paving blocks and steppingstones, and in rock gardens; can take light foot traffic.

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