This is a groundcover that will stand up to the hottest days of our summer and still look good. Originating from the fynbos region of the Western Cape, this striking plant with its unusually shaped grey-green leaves makes a real impact in a rockery setting or as a pot plant. The pink flowers, which open in the morning and close at night, are generally borne in clusters and appear between June and December. Anyone who may be sceptical about indigenous plants having enough colour should take time to browse through the book “Mesembs of the World”, written by a panel of nine experts. There are a host of heat resistant and water wise succulents which will add vibrant colour to your indigenous garden.