Dymondia margaretae

Dymondia margaretae
Dymondia margaretae
Dymondia margaretae

Common names: carpet daisy, silver carpet (English); tapytmadeliefie (Afrikaans). 
Botanical name: Dymondia margaretae

The carpet daisy, Dymondia margaretae, is a unique and hardy groundcover with stunning blue-grey foliage that forms a dense, flat mat. It is ideal for filling gaps between stepping stones and sunny courtyards. It produces small, yellow, daisy-like flowers year-round, attracting bees, beetles and butterflies. It is endemic to the Southern Overberg area of South Africa, where it is endangered in the wild. It is widely cultivated as a lawn substitute and a water-wise alternative to grass. It grows well in sandy, well-drained soils and can tolerate light frost and dry shade.

Uses & Benefits: phyto-remediation

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Family: Asteraceae
Type: ground cover
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