Common Name: Ice plant
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Height: 1-2 inches
Spread: 12-23 inches
Bloom time: mid spring to early fall
Blooms: mauve-lilac with yellow center
Foliage: succulent green leaves
Attributes: Showy, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, deer resistant
This selection forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of starry flowers late spring through summer, soft mauve with a purple eye.
Sun: full sun
The hardy Ice Plants are native to South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. A great choice for hot, dry areas.
Excellent as a groundcover, in the rock garden or wall, for edging, and especially as a lawn substitute. Good for mass planting and erosion control in lean, poor soils. Non-invasive. Attractive to butterflies. Where winter drainage is poor, consider growing this as a summer blooming annual. Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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