brandandli wrote:My MIL has often commented about a particular plant she used to have but can no longer find. I would love to find it for her and give it to her for her birthday but cannot locate any reference to it! She points out plants that are similar in nature often commenting on how she loved that plant. From what I can tell, it is a ground cover of sorts (maybe up to 8" in height?) with white flowers. She refers to it as "company flower." Does anyone have any clue what this may be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
yes, you didn't give many hints. To start with where are you and your MIL located. That might help narrow it down whether we are looking for cold hardy stuff, desert adapted or whatever.
Do you know whether this plant was evergreen? Annual or perennial? Large flowers or small? Fragrant flowers? spring or summer blooming?
Company flower doesn't seem to mean anything. Do you have any idea what it means to her?
Here are some white flowering ground covers:
besides the alyssum, there is rockcress/ snowcap
white creeping phlox
creeping mazus (alba)
bishop's weed/ snow on the mountain
If you google them, you can show her pictures of each, see if she recognizes anything.