This is one of our favorite ground covers in the backyard. It blooms in the summer but is at its best all winter long. (I would show snow pictures if I had some) I do love living in Southern California and just so you know I lived in a suburb of Chicago for the first 38 years of my life so I do know snow and cold weather! Where we are now we can be in Las Vegas in 3 1/2 hours, in the mountains in about 45 minutes (with snow for skiing) and at the beach in an hour.
Yet here I sit at my computer each day!