Hardy Iceplant –
Hardy Iceplant is native to South Africa but is amazingly hardy in North America, provided it is grown in the sun in very well-drained soil. This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers with petals that are rose-pink around the perimeter, white on the inside with colors separated by a yellow halo, all surrounding a yellow center. Part of the new Jewel of Desert series, these should bloom longer than typical ice plants. A great choice for hot, dry areas and excellent in the rock garden or wall and for edging the front of a border.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Deep Pink, White, Yellow
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.