Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F. Good in ATL winters.
Sedum is a perennial that requires almost no care. These scrappy plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and won’t knuckle under to heat, drought, winter cold, or insects. One of our favorites is a variety called Dragon’s Blood sedum. This fast-growing creeper has pretty red-and-green foliage, making it an excellent groundcover for sloping sites. Sedums prefer sunny locations, but they will also grow well in partial shade. Grows in Zones 3-10.
Sedum humifusum Dwarf Stonecrop Super tight and tiny, deep green foliage shows off in spring, then turns bright red in heat and cold. This plant will reseed itself freely. Brilliant yellow star flowers in summer.This is a perfect plant for tight spots, pocket plantings or pathways where water is limited. Sharp drainage is a must. Over watering will impair growth. Very drought tolerant.