Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials
Trailing plants with coarse, succulent leaves and summer blooms; useful for covering sunny banks (but not steep banks, since their weight could cause the soil to slide). Plant about 1 1/2 ft. apart. Can rot in very wet conditions; can suffer dieback if severely stressed by lack of water or nitrogen during growth season. Scale insects can cause problems.
This groundcover is probably from South Africa; naturalized along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Baja California. Straight, three-sided, fleshy leaves are 2 in. long; flowers are lightly fragrant, rosy purple, about 2 in. across.Carpobrotus edulis
From South Africa. This groundcover has curved, 4–5-in.-long leaves; pale yellow to rose, 4-in. wide flowers. Fig-like fruit is edible but not particularly tasty.
Native to the southeastern U.S. Leaves and flower clusters are often twice as big as those of Chio...
Native to western North America. Upright, to 3 ft. high, with abundant sky blue flowers. Does best at ...
Native to Eurasia and to southeastern and south-central Alaska. Grows to 6 (sometimes 7) ft. tall and ...