Scaposa means scapose, referring to the long stalk (scape) subtending the inflorescence of these plants, as shown in the second photograph of these plants growing in UBC’s E.H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden.
This species is little-known in cultivation outside of its native eastern and southern Africa. However, as suggested by the South African National Biodiversity Institute, it makes a fine garden ornamental:
This [magic carpet] ground cover can be used in large areas of the garden, in semi-shade or full sun where it thrives. It also grows well in wetland or moist areas. Young plants require protection in areas that experience heavy frost, it being a frost-tender ground cover.
Plants at UBC have been growing in a rocky-soil situation without protection since 1996, suggesting the species is hardy to at least USDA zone 8. It perhaps looks a bit tatty as the inflorescence withers, but I think it has personality; you can see an example of this in photographs by frequent BPotD contributor Bart Wursten on the Flora of Zimbabwe’s page for Haplocarpha scaposa. The article also points how to distinguish this species from the similar-looking Gerbera ambigua (note yellow-coloured inflorescence form further down the page). The similarity is perhaps a reason for Haplocarpha scaposa‘s English common name: false gerbera.