If Ruschia ‘Nana‘ is being used as a lawn replacement and invasive grasses such as Bermuda or Kikuyu are present, but sure to consult with your local garden center or a good internet reference as to how to properly get rid of these invasive grasses, which can spread below ground, above ground, and by seed.
In respect to this, does Ruschia Nana attract bees?
BEES – Ruschia ‘Nana‘ flowers very little when young. … Bees will find the flowers attractive, but is not a heavy blooming plant as are many of the ice plants (Mesembryanthemum and Lampranthus species).
Also to know is, can you walk on dwarf carpet of stars?
Not only is it beautiful, vibrant, very drought-tolerant, resistant to frost, easy to grow and even easier to maintain; it is also able to handle foot traffic.
What is Ruschia Nana?
Ruschia ‘Nana‘ is an evergreen succulent, and is a dwarf form of the species, Ruschia lineolata. Defining features include a very compact habit, extremely durable foliage, and the presence of small white-pink blooms in winter/spring.
Propagation: Ruschia lineolata is very easy to propagate by taking cuttings and replanting them. For best results place healthy cuttings in sand or cactus mix and water daily. Keep cuttings in a sheltered but bright position and plant out once well rooted – this should be within a month at most.
- Remove all existing sod or plants.
- Loosen Soil and preferably add top soil and even surface.
- Divide every flat in 48 pcs.
- Plant Dwarf Carpet of Stars at 6” on center for a 12 sq. ft. coverage.
- Water once a day for 5-8 min depending on weather and soil texture until full.
Plant in full sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate infrequently to occasionally – this is a summer dry drought tolerant plant!
Here are eight dog run groundcover options to consider:
- Natural Grass.
- Wood Chips.
- Paving Stones.
- Artificial Grass.
- Rubber Padding.
Living, Dog-Friendly Ground Covers
- Silver carpet (dymondia margaretae) …
- Irish moss (sagina subulata) …
- Elfin thyme (thymus serpyllum “elfin”) …
- Miniature stonecrop (sedum requieni) …
- Labrador violet (viola labradorica) …
- Snow in summer (cerastium tomentosum) …
- Winter creeper (euonymus fortunei)
Dog Tuff™ Grass
|Zones||5 – 10|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||2.5-4″ tall|
Eco-Friendly Alternatives to a Grassy Lawn
- Groundcovers. Groundcovers sprawl across the ground but don’t grow tall, eliminating the need to mow, providing the perfect alternative to grass. …
- Corsican Mint. …
- Creeping Thyme. …
- Clover. …
- Ornamental Grasses. …
- Evergreen Moss. …
- Native Perennial Beds. …
- Artificial Turf.
Plant the thyme plugs about 8 inches (20 cm.) apart and water in well. Thereafter, say goodbye to fertilizing, thatching, regular watering, and even mowing if you so desire. Some people do mow the thyme lawn after flowers are spent, but it’s okay to be a little lazy and leave the area as is.