Evergreen, Ground covers, Shrubs
This plant group generally has fine-textured foliage and long, slender, curved flowers, usually borne in dense clusters. Many cannot tolerate salt-laden soils, poor water quality, heavy summer irrigation, or heavy frost, but all are attractive enough to warrant some risk taking. Like other members of the protea family, they are sensitive to high levels of phosphorus in the soil. Fertilize lightly and avoid high-phosphorus fertilizers.Grevillea lanigera
From Australia. Spreading, mounding growth to 3–6 ft. tall, 6–10 ft. across. Closely set, narrow, 1/2-in.-long leaves are covered with hairs that give foliage a grayish cast. Clusters of narrow, curved, crimson-and-cream flowers profuse in winter and spring; attractive to hummingbirds.
Good bank cover in hot, sunny area; good transition beween garden and wild area.
Evergreen from southwestern Australia. Thick rootstocks send up fans of dark green, swordlike leaves a...
Colorful Mexican and Guatemalan native formerly known as Schizocentron elegans. Grows just 2–...
Ground cover native to South Africa. Forms a tight mat 2 to 3 in. high, spreading slowly by offsets to...