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.
Native to Southwest deserts and northern Mexico. Slow growing to 3–6 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide, wi...
South African native forms a clump 3–5 in. high, slowly spreading to 15–18 in. wide. Spiky...
Grows up to 5 ft. tall and 5–6 ft.wide. This species is sometimes likened to C. eriophylla