Ground covers, Perennials
Rounded, pale green, lobed leaves have a silvery look; after rain or overhead watering, they hold beads of water on their surfaces. Summer flowers are yellowish green, in large branched clusters, individually inconspicuous but attractive as a mass; good cut flowers.
Useful for edgings in shady places, as ground cover, and as soothing contrast to brightly colored flowers. Can take full sun in cool-summer climates.Alchemilla alpina
Native to northern Europe and Greenland. This mat-forming plant creeps by runners, with flowering stems to 6–8 in. tall. Leaves are divided into five to seven leaflets.
Native to Asia Minor, this is the most commonly planted lady’s-mantle, forming clumps mostly 1 to 2 ft. tall and 2 1/2 ft. wide. Yellow flowers rise above nearly circular, scallop-edged leaves. Self-sows. This wonderful woodland plant is especially pretty after a rain, when raindrops bead up on its leaves.
Most of these grassy perennials are native to moist meadows, marshes, and fields in Northern Californi...
Trailing plants with coarse, succulent leaves and summer blooms; useful for covering sunny banks (but ...
Handsome single-stemmed palm grows to 50 ft. tall and 15 ft. wide in Southern California. A hardy, hig...