A carpet plant for dry areas near the sea
Native to South Africa (Western Cape), the Dymondia genus only has one species!
Dymondia margaretae is a well-known horticultural variety, appreciated worldwide for its ornamental qualities, but is disappearing from its natural habitat (neutral to alkaline sandy soils in coastal regions).
It is sturdy, tidy, low-growing and compact with attractive evergreen silver-blue foliage rather like a mini gazania. Dymondia margaretae is one of the top 5 carpet plants for the garden. (*)
It is perfect for edging, paving or dry rockeries, to decorate the base of topiary shrubs or as an alternative to a lawn in hot to temperate regions.
Grow in the sun in slightly acid to alkaline, light, well-drained soil. Resists summer drought.
Does not like too much damp or over watering.
Photo credit: Wikipedia
Bibliographical source: Dymondia margaretae (http://www.plantzafrica.com)
- 0,4L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 9-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: summer flowers