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Silver Carpet

R49.95

Silver Carpet

 

  • Dymondia margaretae
  • Evergreen
  • Plant in full sun
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Indigenous
  • Drought resistant
  • 15cm pot

R49.95

Description

  • Dymondia magaretae is commonly known as Silver carpet
  • They are an evergreen indigenous groundcover
  • Dymondia margaretae is an evergreen perennial that grows up too 50 mm high and with a creeping, much-branched rhizome, at or just below the surface.
  • It is fast-growing, forming a dense, spreading, flat mat of growth, which completely covers the surface.
  • Blue-grey, basal leaf rosettes are borne on short erect shoots from the rhizome. The leaves are small, rigid and thick, linear-oblanceolate (narrowly lance-shaped with the broadest part above the middle), with 2-3 shallow, obtuse teeth on each side. Leaf margins are slightly incurved showing the pale, felt-like undersides. The upper leaf surface is dark green and glabrous (hairless).
  • Dymondia is attracts many insects including bees, beetles and butterflies. They assist with seed dispersal and plant propogation
  • Silver carpet is widely used in horticulture as a hardy, stout ground cover and filler between stepping stones.
  • It is a valuable landscape plant with its attractive appearance and hardiness and can be used in rockeries and coastal gardens.
  • It is known as a good lawn substitute. It can handle light or limited pedestrian traffic
  • Silver carpet excellent water-wise alternative.
  • It is ideal for borders, pathways or a lawn substitute in sunny courtyards.
  • It is a valuable plant in coastal gardens, helping to limit wind erosion in bare patches and retain soil on slopes.
  • In areas of high rainfall it should be grown on a generous slope or raised rockery to improve drainage.
  • It is tolerant of light frost
  • This plant can be grown from seed, cuttings or division. The most usual and easiest method of propagation is division followed by tip cuttings. Vegetative propagation is best done in late winter or early spring as the plant prepares for its new growth season.
  • Tip cuttings can be made from shoots off the rhizomes and, with the aid of a rooting hormone, should root within 3-4 weeks.
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