Dymondia margaretae
Photo by Stephanie Falzone


This plant grows well in the following regions:

  • NCNorth and Central Coast
  • SCSouth Coast
Map of regions (click to enlarge)
map of California regions


A groundcover that grows to form a tight mat 2-3 in. high and spreads slowly to 20 in. wide. From South Africa, with narrow green leaves that have white undersides. One to two inch daisy-like flowers appear in the summer deep in the foliage.

Deep roots give established plants a tolerance to summer-dry conditions, but it will spread faster if watered. Plants can take limited foot traffic. They grow well only in temperate coastal areas. Plant in well-drained soil.

Sun needs:

  • Full sun
  • Partial sun

Water needs:

  • Low water
Water needs information from WUCOLS unless otherwise noted