Plant Number: 1.173.050  
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Yellow Ice Plant
Delosperma nubigenum

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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. This species forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small starry yellow flowers in late spring. 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. Attractive to butterflies. Easily propagated by breaking off short pieces and simply sticking them into the ground; new roots will form within just a few weeks. Foliage turns bronze in winter.


Zone 3 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Light Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Lawn Substitute
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches



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