Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
Small, ground-hugging plants that reach just 2–3 in. high in bloom, with creeping, branching stems that root at the joints. All are useful low ground covers where soil is reasonably rich and well drained.
Set plants 8–12 in. apart; fertilize periodically. Small, closely set leaves and tolerance for an occasional footstep make them choice selections for use between steppingstones. They resemble baby–s tears (Soleirolia) but offer appealing flowers as well as attractive foliage. Can be invasive where well adapted.Pratia angulata
Native to New Zealand. Grows 2-3 in. high, up to 12 in.wide. Dark green, 1/2-in. leaves set off small white to ice blue summer flowers like those of obelia,with a two-lobed upper lip and a threelobed lower lip. Small, round fruit is purplish red.
Mid- to late season. This medium, spreading growerproduces a profusion of smallsingle pink flowers blo...
Native to dry chaparral in lower elevations in California. Untidy growing wild. Freely branched shrub ...
Grows 15 to 20 ft. tall and 20 to 25 ft. wide, forming an extremely dense crown with spreading branche...