We think this might be a new favourite with many gardeners - a drought-tolerant silver-green groundcover for poor dry soils. Plant it, water it until it establishes, leave it. It knits together into a dense mat as it grows, ideal for bank-binding and weed-suppressing. Bonus yellow daisy flowers in spring and summer. Recommended by this WA water company as a low-water plant.
Dymondia margaretae - silver carpet DESCRIPTION: Spreading, fast growing dense mat-forming groundcover native to south Africa. Slender green leaves, silver-white beneath; and small yellow daisy flowers in summer. USE IN: To create a dense lawn effect, for areas of light foot traffic, add colour to paved areas and stepping stones; keep down weeds. Low water requirements once established. LOCATION: Sun to light shade, free draining sandy soil. Needs a frost-free climate. CARE: Provide plenty of water during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established; water in very dry periods after that. Feed with liquid fertiliser monthly during spring and summer for lush coverage. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 5 cm H x 30 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.