Ok CA buddies, what is this little beauty...Donna gave it to me but I've lost the tag and want to get more.
Oh and does it spread well enough to use as a ground cover? Any info is appreciated.
weegy, is the Donna you are talking about also SoCal?
Maybe she shared with someone else too?
Sadly, I didn't get that one from her but it does look familiar. I can't remember it's name, either. Drat! Maybe she has it on one of her posts? Maybe someone else knows?
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. : - (
Looks like it should spread given the proper conditions.
I think sunnyg is correct that it's a hardy geranium. I have a hardy geranium and it looks similar to yours. It's sure not very hardy though.
But mine has been in the same spot for four years and it gets bushy every year but has never shown any inclination to spread. hmmm HTH
Thank you guys! I was hoping it would spread and stay low. Any other ideas? We had Korean grass in this area but my dogs ruined it and it chokes out other plants that are there. Just want something that stays low and spreads.
Thanks again, I can always count on you all!
I love, love, love ajuga. Low, spreading and best of all PURPLE!!! I have a ton and if you're going to the spring RU at SW's place this year I will be happy to bring you some if you want/need. ^_^
Lamb's ear is another low grower (but not as low as ajuga). I have a bunch of that needing thinned too.
What about some kind of Thymus praecox or something in that family?
Will look at all your suggestions...we just want to get the right ground cover this year, hopefully with purple flowers.
Thanks everyone! (Hi Marie!)
Well both ajuga and lambs ear have purple flowers. That's why I got them. ^_^
Thank you Heather! We decided on thyme, it looks like it's going to behave exactly the way we want it to. I appreciate your offer though. If the offer still stands, I will take a little of each from you??!??!
I bought 6 flats of thyme today so as soon as we set up the watering, we'll plant. I'll post a before and after shot!
Thanks again my good buddies!
Well that is dichondra and lobilia. Sorry. I will try to find it and send later. Sharon.
weegy... It's a Geranium... not the Pelargonium we usuall call 'Geranium'.
Weegy12 I have thyme along my garden path and it's beautiful! My son's call it the 'Path of Thyme'. ^_^
But I will bring both lamb's ear and ajuga to the RU for you.
Thank you Heather. I like that...'path of thyme' I'll call mine... 'a bunch of thyme!'
Thanks everyone! Marie, I'm sure you'll see it soon.
So much for the before shots...we've got it in but haven't gotten a picture of it yet...busy, busy week. Our youngest is getting married next weekend, son moving this weekend, like I said busy right now.
I appreciate everyone's input.
Hugs to all!!