Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.
Mammillaria arroyensis - this member of the cactus family grows in rings, with perfect little flowers clustered at the top. Like a lot of Mamillaria species, it has some fur to keep it warm on the cool desert nights, and keep it warm in the hot desert days.