I live in Southern California; putting in lights along a brick walkway to the front door of our house; need a suggestion for a low-lying (preferably drought tolerant, but not required) plant no higher than 10-14 inches. Looking for something compact and colorful, house is cream stucco and burgundy trim. This is causing a lot of consternation...have looked at dwarf geraniums but landscaper can't find what we are looking for.
Low Lying Plants for a Walkway
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Here is a list of drought-tolerant ground covers that might do the trick. All of them are low-lying, and many are colorful when they are in bloom or year-round.
Here's another colorful option:
Most varieties of lobelia are compact and colorful: