Groundhugging shrubs.

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This shrubby, prostrate form of Artemisia has been grown for a long time in Australia as A. schmidtiana "Nana" but apparently that is a herbaceous species so it's possible what we have is A. caucasica but no one is prepared to say for sure!

zephyranthes growing through Artemisia caucasica

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Another association of Artemisia (maybe) caucasica - this time with the autumn flowering Oxalis flava in its mauve form

Artemisia caucasica with Oxalis flava

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Grevillea lanigera "Mt Tamboritha form" has slowly molded itself round the rocks it grows amongst,

Grevillea lanigera "Mt Tamboritha form"Grevillea lanigera "Mt Tamboritha form"Grevillea lanigera "Mt Tamboritha form"

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This Australian native plant Pomaderris obcordata 'Mallee Princess' is quite low and ground hugging but was severely "pruned" by the parrots a couple of years ago so that may be why it has stayed compact!

Pomaderris obcordata 'Mallee Princess'Pomaderris obcordata 'Mallee Princess'Pomaderris obcordata 'Mallee Princess'Pomaderris obcordata 'Mallee Princess'

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cohan wrote:

Fermi [Teucrium subspinosum] -looks good- are the bulbs able to push through it?

Cohan,

this colchicum is a bit too small to get through cheeky

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This Reticulata Iris 'Harmony' is also finding a bit difficult now that the Teucrium has overgrown it,

Iris 'Harmony'piercing Teucrium subspinosum

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Halimium lasianthum formosum 'Yellow Sun Rose'

Halimium lasianthum formosum 'Yellow Sun'Halimium lasianthum formosum 'Yellow Sun'Halimium lasianthum formosum 'Yellow Sun'

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The Halimium lasianthum ssp formosum is flowering well

Halimium lasianthum formosum 'Yellow Sun'

It will quickly outgrow its allotted space so may need to be moved!

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That is a cutie.  But by the flowering time, I assume it blooms on old wood?  Of course, the ulterior motive here is if it would be good as a root hardy perennial in cold climates.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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