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Big wishlist for little groundcover!

Posted by stephanotis_1 8b AZ (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 08 at 0:20

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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RE: Big wishlist for little groundcover!

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.

RE: Big wishlist for little groundcover!

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

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