Big wishlist for little groundcover!

stephanotis_1(8b AZ)March 25, 2008

I have read alot of the Q & A's regarding choosing groundcovers for between pavers, but my needs are a little bit different than the others, and I need some ideas. I have put cobblestone pavers down in a rose garden area with a little space between each paver, anywhere from 1/2" to 2", the area gets full (hot hot) sun until mid-afternoon, and does get walked on some. I wouldn't mind something that flowers, but it isn't necessary, and it needs to stay short without a ton of work. Also I would prefer that it doeasn't reseed rampantly.

I considered creeping thyme, but am not sure it can handle reflected Phoenix summer heat. I thought about Bermuda grass, but it turns yuck brown in winter. It's too hot for any mosses to survive. Any others that can withstand tough conditions like this?

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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Increasing sorts of S.African blooming succulents are coming on the market. Extremely drought tolerant and somewhat Winter hardy. The genus name Delosperma comes to mind, but I am only taking a guess. They are intolerant of foot traffic but could squeeze in a tight space.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 12:36AM
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HerbLady49(Z6 PA)

Check out the "Stepables"site. You can search by zone and conditions.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 10:45AM
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