The Dymondia margaretae plant makes a great plant for using between paving slabs. It is very tough and has the nickname 'living cement'.
These carpet forming plants are very drought tolerant once established and make a great plant to grow in sandy areas. It is originally native to South Africa. Its deep roots make it ideal for growing in areas where there is erosion and soil needs to be retained.
Silver Carpet bed photograph by pasiparkkila.
The plant is fairly hardy once established, but it is best to supply it with a weekly watering for the first few years of its life. Also water in times of drought and heat for best results.
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