I live in Riverside, California (halfway between Los Angeles and Palm
In the front of my house, I have a 30' by 20' garden containing about a
dozen roses and other shrubs.
Years ago, I planted gazanias as a groundcover but they now
unattractively thin, lanking and gangly.
I'd like to replace the gazanias with an attractive groundcover that
flowers more-or-less continuously.
There won't be any foot traffic but I want a low-growing ground cover
that won't overwhelm the shrubs in my garden and that will prevent the
Consider pink clover (Persicaria capitata). In my garden, it seems to
bloom all year round, even after being nipped by frost. However, it can
be invasive. Read about it in Sunset's "Western Garden Book".
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean
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