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Dymondia margaretae

We can produce any size and quantity for mass planting - please enquire
Product Details
Availability: Ready now. Please allow up to 14 days to process the order
Flower colour: Yellow
Flowering period: Throughout the year
Size - height & spread : 9 -12 per square metre for lawn
Native Distribution: South Africa
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South African Silver Carpet is a tough ground covering perennial lawn alternative. A dense silvery-green mat, which chokes out virtually all weeds, thrives in poor, rocky soil, drought and salt spray. Yellow flowers in spring and early summer.

Dymondia margaretae is widely used in Mediterranean zones as an ornamental carpeting lawn alternative. It makes a flat 5 cm high, very drought tolerant ground cover and is a good lawn replacement in dry zones, however just like any lawn, you may have to improve your soil first (particularly if it won’t get any shade at all).

Once established, the deep roots act as water wells providing water to the plant as needed. The Dymondia carpet normally appears green/silver in colour, but when roots are depleted and the plant needs water the leaves curl and their silver undersides are exposed to view. It will tolerate occasional heavy foot traffic, with silver green leaves and yellow flowers. Like many of the lawn alternatives, it also works well as a filler between pavers and stepping stones.

We can produce Dymondia in quantity for those looking to use it as a lawn alternative. Depending on the soil conditions and time of planting, different size plants can be produced for you at much lower prices than the single plant stocks offered here. Please contact us for more information.

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