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Aeonium nobile and Dymondia margaratae modern-landscape

Aeonium nobile and Dymondia margaratae

Dymondia is a pefect choice for a walk-on thick growing ground cover for tough situations such as street strips, and could easily survive with just once a month irrigation in Alameda. The Dymondia was used here in all the areas where people would exit their parked cars, alternating with other taller succulents where no pedestrian access was required.

The yellowish/chartreuse foliage with pale pink flowers is the winter/spring flowering dwarf Breath of Heaven, or Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold' from South Africa. This cultivar of Breath of Heaven has the same wonderfully pungent foliage fragrance of the larger growing species, but lends itself to being kept clipped low to the ground. It makes a beautiful foliage foil for succulents, and has excellent drought and coastal wind tolerance.

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June 6, 2014
emiw63 wrote:
Succulents - What are the large succulents called?
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Annie Thornton added this to Great Design Plant: Golden Breath of Heaven
How to use it. The foliage of breath of heaven is truly a breath of heaven in the garden. It’s a foil to surrounding plants due to its extremely fine texture and color. 'Sunset Gold' is particularly so. It pairs especially well with succulents, with colors that can rival that of breath of heaven but with textures that are so drastically different. Here we see 'Sunset Gold' paired with tough ground cover Dymondia and other taller succulents in a street strip. Landscape designer David Feix says, “This cultivar of breath of heaven has the same wonderfully pungent foliage fragrance of the larger growing species, but lends itself to being kept clipped low to the ground. It makes a beautiful foliage foil for succulents, and has excellent drought and coastal wind tolerance.”

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last Saturday
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December 1, 2014
I love the tight combination of succulents and their variations
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November 16, 2014
Around the tree
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November 15, 2014
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November 15, 2014
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November 13, 2014
Big flower looking thing
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October 18, 2014
possible idea for parking strip
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October 16, 2014
Large succulents
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October 15, 2014
tough ground cover used on Ocean Vista above wesley
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October 13, 2014
low maintenance
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I like succulents and easy to keep alive
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Around the tree?
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Sidewalk strip
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easy to maintain, low water usage
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parkway succelents
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September 22, 2014
Base cover for trees
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September 21, 2014
I LOVE this combo of color, texture and height.
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September 21, 2014
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September 17, 2014
dymondia ground cover
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front of house
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September 16, 2014
Dymondia margarita with succulent aeonium mobile
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September 16, 2014
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September 14, 2014
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stepable & nice mix of succulents
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Love this
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Ground cover
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August 26, 2014
The way the plant frame the bottom of the tree
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Front yard ...
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August 23, 2014
Sidewalk strip
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August 22, 2014
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August 16, 2014
Love the big succulents!
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August 12, 2014
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Around the tree
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Coleonema calif sunset dwarf
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August 8, 2014
use of difference sized flower shaped succulents
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August 7, 2014
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July 27, 2014
Ground cover
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July 22, 2014
Dymondia ground cover.
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July 9, 2014
Raised bed with Silver Carpet and tree
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July 3, 2014
parking strip
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June 26, 2014
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June 25, 2014
Dymondia is a pefect choice for a walk-on thick growing ground cover for tough situations such as street strips, and could easily survive with just once a month irrigation
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June 23, 2014
ground cover
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June 20, 2014
street frontage
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June 13, 2014
ground cover
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June 10, 2014
Low ground cover
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June 7, 2014
grass alternative and succulents
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Park strip and nice short ground cover
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parking strip
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May 24, 2014
on nature strip succulents
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May 22, 2014
lovely layout
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May 14, 2014
Big Succulents!
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May 13, 2014
This looks like a hardy ground over solution for my sidewalk-less front yard near the street.
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May 11, 2014
Ground cover, succulents
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the smaller rosettes around trunk
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May 3, 2014
Different sucullant
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Huge succulents
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suculents design
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April 27, 2014
Parking strip
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Nice plants
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breath of heaven
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April 16, 2014
nice succulent planting bed
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Succulent garden
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Under the tree
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Ground cover
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Ground cover for phoenix instead of rocks
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Dymondia Ground Cover Option
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February 15, 2014
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dry area #6
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February 11, 2014
Dymondia margaratae ground cover
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February 7, 2014
Pretty small, spherical cactus around tree (only)
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January 26, 2014
contrasts - could look at this all day, Not sure if these succulents would work in Seattle
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ground plants
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love it
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Tree garden
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texture and space
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large floral succulents combined with smaller ones , also like the surrounding ground cover
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contrast and ground cover
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dymondia margaratae gound cover
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under a tree
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November 15, 2013
For front
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November 11, 2013
Dymondia margaretae is great with succulents, a personal love...now, where are the rocks, or slabs that will show off all of these delicious plants?
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great under tree planting
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So cute rosettes
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Pairs well w/ succulents. Coastal wind & drought tolerance.
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Love the color of the groundcover with the succulents
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texture, low maintenance
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plant succulents!
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Plant ytpe
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Great for the island between street and yard
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Love this idea around the trees.
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Front yard
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like to do out front
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Street landscape
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Mix of color
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Onder groot boom?
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Plants aroundailbox idea
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August 8, 2013
like this for ground cover in front and back yard Aeonium nobile and Dymondia margaratae
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Ground cover with succulent arrangement, large
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Tree base
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Do this around tree on east side of house
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Front yard?
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Dymondia ground cover
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sidewalk idea
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love it!
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June 9, 2013
At base of tree
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ground cover
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unique ground cover
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front parkway ls
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June 2, 2013
Succulent ground cover
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Hens and chicks are a nice touch.
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succulents in backyard island
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Love it
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May 19, 2013
for around our trees
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May 17, 2013
Possibility for mailbox area.
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May 13, 2013
Succulent Median Planting
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May 10, 2013
by curbside
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Chicks and hens
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May 1, 2013
tree base cover
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street strip
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April 28, 2013
love that
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April 17, 2013
Ground cover
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Around mailbox
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April 14, 2013
We don't love this look but included this photo in order to mention our interest in keeping the succulents that we have. Do you think we can use them in various spots? We don't need to keep all of them but some are very special to us (from Grandparents, to commemorate our 10th anniversary, etc.) Maybe we could do a few bold pots with them? We are open to ideas.
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succulent solution
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March 26, 2013
Chickens and hens rock
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March 24, 2013
Dymondia ground cover Dwarf Breath of Heaven
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March 24, 2013
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March 24, 2013
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Parking strip succulents
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March 18, 2013
Breath of heaven
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March 17, 2013
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March 16, 2013
Wow, ground cover mixed with succulents. Perfecto
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March 9, 2013
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March 9, 2013
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March 7, 2013
Dymondia- the ground cover shown here, for between the parking spot and your driveway
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that's pretty
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succulents at base of tree?
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for my sidewalk
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parking strip!
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January 29, 2013
Succulents and breath of heaven soft plants
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January 25, 2013
this looks so cool!
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January 16, 2013
For southeast wall sunset gold and succulent contrast great
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