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Golden Carpet

Carpanthea pomeridiana

Also known as

Carpanthea

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H4-H2

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

45cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Golden Carpet

Carpanthea pomeridiana flowering in the Garden of the San at Babylonstoren Farm
Carpanthea pomeridiana in fruit in summer, capsules closed left, and open right, after receiving moisture.
Carpanthea pomeridiana in flower in habitat in a sandy patch at the Brandvlei Dam
Carpanthea pomeridiana flower with visiting honeybee
Carpanthea pomeridiana flowering in the Useful Plants Garden at Kirstenbosch.

Golden Carpet Overview

Golden carpet is a small annual, succulent ground cover, with bright solitary lemon-coloured flowers. Leaves grow in a radical rosette, flat, more or less broad at the apex and tapered to the base, and fleshy. Edible and very hardy.It is an edible groundcover and often used in Homeopathic therapies.

Common problems with Golden Carpet

Problem free

    How to propagate Golden Carpet

    Seed

    Sow seeds shallowly in Autumn. Cover with a thin layer of sand.

    Special features of Golden Carpet

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Lemon colored petals.

    Attracts bees

    Other uses of Golden Carpet

    Edible

    Stems

    Homeopatic

    Edible