Silver Carpet, Carpet Gazania, Tapytmadeliefie (Afr.)
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A unique carpet forming ground cover with silvery-green foliage dotted with small bright yellow daisy-looking flowers. It grows quickly and works as a soil stabilizer and is a good alternative to lawn as it can handle some traffic and does not need much maintenance. Can tolerate some shade in the day and is drought tolerant. Flowering all year round. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.
Space 200mm apart and sow very shallow.
Mother plant will soon make little plants that can be removed and replanted. Dence carpet can be divided.
Attracts useful insects
Southern Overberg area from Agulhas to Potberg.
Coastal flats in Mediterranean climate
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Clay
Soil PH preference
Alkaline, Acid, Neutral
An excellent ground cover (mat-forming) and soil stabilizer.
Few pests and too wet conditions can lead to rot.