Dymondia margaretae also known as Silver Carpet and Mini Gazania is native to the coastal plains of South Africa forms a slowly spreading, very flat, dense mat over time that chokes out virtually all weeds.
Mature plants are 1 to 2 inches tall with 1 to 2 inch long narrow leaves that are gray-green on top with white on the bottom. When deprived of water the leaf margins curl up giving the plant an appearance of being variegated. Small yellow flowers appear in the summer.
Plant in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil. Dymondia grows relatively slowly but with regular irrigation for the first year will speed up its spread. It’s fleshy foots allow it to be very drought tolerant and an ideal ground cover for those hard to water places.
Use Dymondia as a lawn substitute, between flag stone, stepping stones, pavers, soil retention on slopes of hills. Silver Carpt can handle heavy foot traffic , even an occssional car parked on it , and has been referred to as living cement.
It can easily handle 100 degrees F once established and is hardy to 25 degrees F.
We are offering a well-established clump of plants that are about 6 inches in diameter. This could be divided into 4 to 8 plants and planted out 4 to 6 inches on center