Haplocarpha nervosa is a pretty groundcover that is very frost hardy, enjoys a damp spot in the garden and can form extensive mats if happy. Flowering season is from September to April and the long season that adds to the charm.
Arctotis arctotoides is a fast-growing, soft, herbaceous groundcover that forms carpets of light green foliage decorated with cheerful, butter-yellow daisy flowers almost all year round.
Platycarphella parvifolia forms a prostrate rosette with pink flowers in the middle of the leaves. It flowers in early summer. This groundcover is very attractive when full in bloom. It is often found near dams and streams in short grassveld or on vegetated floodplains.
This slender herb is very conspicuous amongst the grasses, where it normally occurs.
Barleria repens is a semi-hardy, evergreen, small, drought resistant, herbaceous shrublet or groundcover that tends to sprawl. Flowers are large and showy. It is very waterwise.
Vernonia hirsuta sprouts annually from a woody rootstock. The striking deep purple flowers and silvery quilted leaves make it a very desirable plant for an indigenous summer garden.
Flowers of this spiny plant is quite spectacular. Plant it as a groundcover or in areas where you do not want traffic.
Senecio reptans, a neat, little plant is the ideal groundcover for a wet spot that must be stabilised. It seeds freely.
Ranunculus multifidus is an excellent groundcover for a damp spot. It is very floriferous and is virtually disease free. It grows very fast and can provide cover quite quickly.