PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Eumorphia prostrata

Silver Cloud

Plant Type Ground cover
Flower Colour White
Leaf Shape Lanceolate - small
Leaf Colour Silver
Sun/Shade Full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Light
Native Sth Africa
Flower Months Jan-Apr



A good garden is a mixture of color, texture, scent and form. Over the years there have been several silver ground covers hit the market place but none quite as attractive as Silver Cloud.  This silver leaved ground cover is quick and easy to grow.  It has a soft carpet like mat of truly silver foliage with clear white daisy like flowers during late summer and autumn.  It is drought tolerant, likes full sun but must have well drained soil and does not respond well to overwatering.


Eumorphia prostrata  comes from the Natal region of Sth Africa where Clive Larkman picked it up in a small native nursery in 1995.  Unfortunately it didn’t survive quarantine and he re-imported it from the UK in 1997.  This time it did survive and has been growing in several exposed positions at the nursery since then.


Silver Cloud is easy to grow, and should be fed with Osmocote Outdoor Trees and Shrubs once a year in mid spring.  It can be cut back after flowering if the plant has become too large otherwise it requires little or no attention.  Plant on exposed banks and steep slopes, in hanging baskets or on terraces.  Looks good planted with Sedum  ‘Gold Mound’, Geranium ‘Ann Folkard’ or  Linaria  ‘Antique Silver’.


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