|We want to replace our lawn with green plant cover which require no or little water. It has to be spreading and walkable/resistant/tough such as ivy. Southern California, USDA zone 8-9|
|There are only a few plants that are drought tolerant and walkable. Origanum -
(Ornamental Oregano) has beautiful dusty-rose to deep mauve flowers from June through September, drought tolerant, deer resistant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, Native. Plant 18? apart. Phlox - (Mountain Pinks or Creeping Phlox) Evergreen, native, full bloom in April and May, can rebloom in the fall, walkable, variety of colors. Plant 18? apart. Thymus - (Creeping Thyme) Fragrant, low spreading flowering evergreen for full sun. Plant 6? apart. Ajuga - Quick growing, walkable, flowers in May and June, plant 6 - 12? apart. Armeria -
(Thrift) Dwarf and mounded form, outstanding continuous show of color, walkable. Plant 12? apart. Delosperma - Walkable - Flowers June thru September, easy to grow and drought tolerant. Plant 18? apart. Hope these suggestions are helpful.