Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials
Ground cover plants from South Africa. Dense, smooth, 1–1¾-in.-long fleshy leaves are highly resistant to heat, wind, exhaust fumes, and fire. Widely used for both streetside and freeway plantings. Plants bloom over a long season, but their daisy-like flowers are scattered rather than in sheets. Attractive to bees.Malephora crocea
To 6 in.–1 ft. high and 6 ft. wide,with blue-green foliage. Sparse production of reddish yellow flowers nearly year-round, with heaviest bloom in spring. Good choice for moderately steep slopes. M. c. purpureo-crocea has bluish green foliage, salmon-colored flowers.Malephora luteola
To 1 ft. high and 6 ft. wide, with bright green foliage. Inch-wide yellow flowers bloom during most of year. More vigorous than M. crocea.
All squills have bell-shaped or starlike flowers that come on leafless stems that rise from modest clu...
To 4–10 in. high, 8 in. wide. Leaves similar to those of polyanthus primrose. Evergreen in milder clim...
Smaller than the species, this deciduous shrub grows 6–10 ft. high and a not quite as wide.&ndash