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.Carpobrotus chilensis
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.
This palm grows to 5–12 ft. tall and wide. One of the finest houseplants. Withstands neglect and...
Evergreen vine, native to Chile and Peru. Modest (even shrubby) climber to 12 ft., with ovate to lance...
From Argentina. Flowers—sometimes two to a stem—usually bloom before leaves emerge. Light ...