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D. nubigenum blooms profusely

Its succulent leaves hold up well throughout summer

Bright yellow flowers with orange centers contrast nicely with foliage

Ice Plant
Delosperma nubigenum

Aizoaceae

Bright green, shiny, succulent leaves with 3/4-inch yellow flowers. Foliage turns slightly red in fall. Drought-tolerant, fast-growing.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: low and trailing

Plant Use: As a ground cover, on hard-to-mow slopes, at the base of statuary

Propagation:
seed
stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
yellow
Bloom Period:
early summer
mid-summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 2 inches      Maximum: 3 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 3 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: Excellent for blocking weeds. Likes full sun and not-too-fertile soil. David MacKenzie suggests D. nubigenum would work well with drought-tolerant dwarf evergreens such as juniper or spruce. It also can be combined with clump-forming sedum for a colorful display. Native to the mountains of South Africa.


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