Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials
Groundcover plants from South Africa. Dense, smooth, 1–1 3/4-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
Grows to 6 in. to 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
Grows to 1 ft. high and 6 ft. wide, with bright green foliage. Inch-wide yellow flowers bloom during most of the year. More vigorous than M. crocea.
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The various species are native to central, southern, and eastern Europe. Leaves are often small and sh...