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.
Shiny, gray-green leaves contrast nicely with golden yellow blooms on a plant that can reach...
From Asia Minor to central Siberia. Wiry, 12–16-in. stems rise from a clump of narrow gray-green...
Vigorous upright shrub with rather pendulous branches. Very large, semidouble flowers are rich pink wi...