Ice Plant –
Delosperma basuticum White Nugget is one of the hardiest species of ice plant. Native to South Afrida, ice plant forms a low-growing, soft blanket of rubbery, succulent leaves. Medium sized flowers of yellow with a white center bloom throughout summer. Ice plant in general requires well-drained soil, especially in winter and is best grown in a rock garden with gravel or other rocky soil. Once established Delosperma basuticum White Nugget is extremely drought tolerant and attracts butterflies with its flowers and evergreen leaves. If there is inadequate snow cover during the winter, cover the leaves with compost or frost liner to protect the succulent leaves.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this plant.
Coreopsis – The airy yellow daisies of ‘Moonbeam’ coreopsis look outstanding dancing above a carpet of hardy ice plant. Both handle hot, sunny, dry conditions well.
Veronica – The upright spires of spike speedwell create a striking contrast to the low, creeping mat of hardy ice plant.
Sedum – The succulent foliage of ‘Blue Spruce’ sedum mimics that of hardy ice plant but in a finer texture.