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Q.Mat Forming High Heat Ground Cover

Zone 76859 | dwheeler added on December 18, 2019 | Answered

We are looking for a plant that would thrive in very high summer heat often 100+, no slope, 20 to 30 inches of precipitation, alkaline soil, zone 9, very little upkeep available in remote location, mainly a low growing, mat forming primarily for weed suppression ground cover. Flowering plant would be a bonus. These can be established in an area with moisture then transplanted to the desired remote locations. Thank you for your time.

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Answered on December 20, 2019

Look for Antennaria, aka pussytoes. There are cultivars as well as native, straight species plants. They grow to form a tough, drought-tolerant mat.

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