cover plant - Knowledgebase Question

yuma, Ar
Question by maximiano
March 12, 2010
a spreading flowering ground cover to curtail weeds from growing in semi hard ground and very hot temps (100's) in summer. i want it to grow
fast. yuma,az. area. please help me.what do you suggest.thanks

Answer from NGA
March 12, 2010


Here are a few choices for you:
Acacia redolens (PROSTRATE ACACIA), a low growing, prostrate arching shrub with dull
gray-green foliage. Yellow puff-ball flowers in spring. Grows 1-3' in height.

Asparagus densiflorus ?Sprengeri? (SPRENGER ASPARAGUS), with arching trailing stems.
Light green needle-like foliage, red berries. Grows 1-2'.

Carpobrotus, Drosanthemum, Malephora, others (ICE PLANT), Trailing succulent stems;
fleshy green-grey leaves; orange, yellow or red daisy-like flowers in spring and summer. Grows less than 1' tall.

Baileya multiradiata (DESERT MARIGOLD), Soft, silvery grey foliage in a clump, bright yellow blossoms in spring. Grows about 1' tall.

Gazania hybrids (CLUMPING GAZANIA, TRAILING GAZANIA), Herbaceous perennial, greygreen foliage in rosettes or clumps. 2? daisy-like flowers in a variety of colors, mostly spring and fall. Grows less than 1' high.

Myoporum parvifolium (MYOPORUM), Spreading, low growing; rich green foliage w/ small
white flowers. Grows less than 1' tall.

Hope one of these suggestions works for your landscape.

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