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.
Shade-tolerant semievergreen native shrub from Europe and western Asia. Grows to 3 ft. tall and wide, ...
These broad-leafed evergreens have ornamental bark, clusters of little urn-shaped flowers, decorative ...
Colorful South African natives, some with fragrant flowers. Not at their best in hot weather, tho...