Lessingia filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ (Silver Carpet Beach Aster)
This California Native groundcover is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions. It is an excellent choice for median strips, rock gardens or slopes. Because it has low to average water needs, it does very well planted under pines and oaks. It has a beautiful trailing habit and grows 4-8 inches tall and 4-8 feet wide, creating a lush silvery carpet with an abundance of 1” lavender-pink daisy like flowers.
‘Silver Carpet’s’ natural habitat is coastal sage scrub, chaparral, oak woodlands and grasslands. It is drought tolerant along the immediate coast and will do best with occasional summer water inland. Originating from the Big Sur coastal region, it is one of the few plants that can handle the wind and salt spray if planted right along the shoreline.
This attractive groundcover is deer resistant, blooms summer through fall, and attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies. It is hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Plant in full sun along the coast and full to part sun inland. We are growing Lessingia filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ in our 4.5” quarts and our 1 gallon containers. Give us a call our check out our website at www.clearwatercolor.com to see photos and learn more about this plant.