If a Rose by any other name would Smell as Sweet, how about Pigface?

Sometimes I wonder if the name of a plant
has quite a bit to do with it's popularity.
Like the Pigface plant, 
shown flowering here in my garden.
Of course, Shakespeare was onto this 
in his famous quote.
The unfortunately named Pigface
or Carpobrotus Glaucescens
(not much better)
is in fact an absolutely fabulous groundcover.
 It's a seldom~planted edible Australian native, 
with the most wonderfully juicy succulent leaves.
My grandfather used to pick it for salads,
while warning us we might turn into pigs if we ate it.
{He was a wag!}
So despite it's odd little name
I was keen to plant it in my garden,
because it is a tough little cookie,
surviving on scant water and happy to live 
on rocky faces.
But I just had to show you this glorious garden, 
inspired by the impossibly bright colours of Pigface.
It's by Eckersley Garden Architecture.
Do you see the lovely plant cascading 
down the grey planter box?
That is the beautiful Pigface.
When it errupts into flower, 
the colour will match the floor. 
Imagine
The designer, Myles Broad, 
has used this ancient plant as a springboard
for a wonderfully inspired colour scheme of purples,
glaucous blue~greens and greys.
It is a rambling garden,
my personal favourite kind,
where the visitor is allowed to wander
and find shady spots.
Another Australian native, Liriope
is repeated throughout the garden.
The purple flowers are colourful exclamation points.
"Hello!" they seem to say.
Can you imagine a Sunday lunch 
on this terrace?
Oh yes please, it will be lovely.
Climbing Morning Flags 
positively jump against the rich purple walls.
It's a garden where the garden designer owner
has had some fun with bold colours.
And it just makes me ponder, 
if this gorgeous plant had a prettier name, 
would we see it a little more often?

1/2/3/4 blue fruit garden
All other images & Coastal Cottage garden