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Dymondia

Dymondia margaretae

A unique carpet forming ground cover with silvery-green foliage dotted with small bright yellow daisy-looking flowers. It grows quickly and works as a soil stabilizer and is a good alternative to lawn as it can handle some traffic and does not need much maintenance. Can tolerate some shade in the day and is drought tolerant. Flowering all year round.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Summer

Propagation

Seed
Space 200mm apart and sow very shallow.
Division
Mother plant will soon make little plants that can be removed and replanted. Dence carpet can be divided.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Southern Overberg area from Agulhas to Potberg.
Natural climate
Coastal flats in Mediterranean climate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Notes
An excellent ground cover (mat-forming) and soil stabilizer.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow
Scent
None

Problems

Few pests and too wet conditions can lead to rot.

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