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...
Arching or drooping stems 3–6 ft. long. Shiny, bright green, needle-like leaves, 1 in. long, in ...
Forms a 3- to 4-ft.-wide clump. Several to many stiffly upright stems to 2 ft. or more, densely clothe...