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Ground Covers

The following ground covers are recommended for most hillside areas:

African Creepind Daisy
Is a good hardy cover for banks and erosion control. It has a vigorous trailing growth and remains an attractive light green year round. Plants grow 12 to 18 inches high and bloom in early spring with daisy flowers about 2 inches in diameter.
Algerian Ivy
Is a widely-used ground cover with large, glossy leaves, widely spaced on the stem. Once established, it grows rapidly and will not carry fire easily if kept free of weeds. It prefers heat and sun, but must have water, since the leaves burn in hot weather if allowed to get dry. Plant on 18- to 24-inch squares.
SUNROSE Is somewhat fire retardant. It grows to 1 foot high and flowers in the spring in several colors.
WOOLLY YARROW Is an evergreen with blue-green foliage. This plant likes sun and is drought-tolerant. It spreads rapidly, grows 12 to 18 inches high, and holds soil very well. The flower head must be removed to reduce litter and expose the gray, evergreen growth of matted fern-like leaves at the base. Space them in 12- to 18-inch squares.