Types of Ground Covers
This succulent plant makes for great ground cover in many different landscapes. Commonly referred to as ‘Hearts and Flowers’ and Aptenia ‘Red Apple’ because of its apple red flowers and bright green leaves, the Aptenia cordifolia only grows to about 4” tall but makes a for a great splash of tropical color in your yard.
Wedelia grows rapidly in well drained soil and re-roots from stems laying on the ground
Angelita daisies are low growing, pretty little accents with bright yellow daisy flowers in cycles throughout the warmer months.
This vigorous valley favorite grows well in sun or shade and tolerates different soil and water conditions.
Carrissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty'
This low growing, very dense shrub displays shiny, dark green leaves and fragrant, white, star-shaped flowers from spring through the fall.
Lantana are one of the most colorful plants used in warm climates.
Callistemon citrinus 'Little John'
The Callistemon citrinus, commonly known as ‘Little John’, is one of the most seen and identifiable shrubs in the Valley.
Morning Glory produces soft, silver foliage on a low mounding shrub that looks beautiful on mounds, in rocky landscapes and near cactus as a contrast.
Elephant food looks like Jade Plant with smaller more compact leaves.
Bright daisy-like flowers adorn this small, compact shrub in spring and fall.
Carissa macrocarpa 'Green Carpet'
The dark green leaves of the Carissa macrocarpa make this an excellent ground cover for green yards and a beautiful contrast in desert landscapes.
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus'
Rosemary is a very hardy herbaceous shrub with many ornamental uses in all styles of landscaping.
Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'
Baja Ruellia grows very well in full to part sun and performs wonderfully in desert landscapes.
Ice plant is a popular low growing shrub or ground cover that can be used in many different landscape settings.
Leatherleaf Fern are delicate looking, yet durable evergreen plants with glossy dark green foliage that can carpet the landscape in deep green color!