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Water Wise Plants

Dymondia margaretae

Dy-MON-dee-ah mar-GAR-eet-tay
Common Name
Silver Carpet, Dymondia
Plant Type
Mature Size
1–3 in. high, spreading
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
  • Bees
Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Design use: Walkable groundcover, takes light foot traffic, good around stone paths to covering large areas, does not require mowing. Can be used as a lawn substitute.

Dymondia has blue-gray-green leaves with white undersides and is a flat groundcover. The small, daisy-like flowers bloom in spring and summer and may attract bees. Native to South Africa, it is drought tolerant and spreads slowly by rhizomes into a dense mat. It is deer resistant, although the roots are liked by gophers. It can take a complete fertilizer or compost in spring.

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