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Dymondia margaretae

Common names: Vlei Daisy, Silver Carpet (E);

Native to: Southern Africa
Grass, Groundcover
A very hardy, evergreen, flat groundcover with silver and green variegated leaves and small, yellow daisy-like flowers.

Dymondia margaretae

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI-SHADE

FROST HARDY

LOW WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.1m x 0.5m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Dymondia margaretae

DESCRIPTION

A very hardy, evergreen, flat groundcover which forms a wonderful carpet of silvery-green foliage  adorned with small, bright yellow, daisy-like flowers.

It is a fantastic substitute for lawn in areas that take low traffic.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
The flowers attracts pollinating insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Dymondia is low maintenance and tolerates a fair amount of traffic.
LANDSCAPING USES
Ideal for planting between pavers, or as a substitute for lawn
GARDEN THEMES
Bushveld, Country
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
PESTS & DISEASES
Seldom attacked by pests and diseases.

10 Responses

  1. Hi Rosemary

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Dymondia can be a little fussy to get established but definitely makes an excellent lawn replacement – no mowing plus the added benefit of seasonal flowers!

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. Very successfully planted last year and now looking to plant some more.
    The area concerned was difficult and residents complained because lawn was never the solution.

  3. Hi Helen

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Dymondia margaretae requires a moderate watering to remain healthy, so may not be the best solution for your space.

    Perhaps consider:-
    – Aptenia cordifolia
    – Carpobrotus edulis
    – Plectranthus neochilus

    Note that the above do not fair well with traffic so you may have to create a pathway through the planting.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  4. Hi
    I need your help with ground covers as the area that needs ground cover is 220 m2 and that can tolerate some traffic as it’s outside a factory in Boksburg
    The area is in full sun and was thinking Dymondia margaretae or Lysimachia numularia
    The plants that will be planted are aloe trees, elegiatectorum,Dietes,and phormiums of different heights I have given them a low maintenance plants which do not require a lot of watering once established
    If you have any other suggestions please contact me
    Kind regards
    Helen 084 44 44 766

  5. Hi Denis

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Dymondia margaretae prefer a well-composted and well-draining growing medium and frequent watering to establish quickly.

    Some nurseries sell Dymondia margaretae in plugs which can be used to fill the gaps so that it can spread faster.

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  6. Good day.

    We planted these last year October in Centurion, we planed 9 plants per square meter. Some places are growing nicely, and has almost closed up, other parts are taking strain in full sun. The soil has also made a hard crust by now. Any advise on fertilizer and soil work to make them spread quicker, i would really appreciate it.

    Thank you
    Denis

  7. Hi Fouche

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Most nurseries should have plants for sale. The two largest indigenous nurseries in Gauteng will definitely have stock – Growwild (Kyalami) and Random Harvest (Muldersdrift).

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  8. Can you please advise where one can buy seeds or plants for Dymondia margaretae (based in Gauteng)

  9. Hi Wendy

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    It is a wonderful plant for between stepping stones.

    Enjoy and flourish!
    Glenice

  10. Just discovered this little gem! Exactly what I was looking for between my paving stones.

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