or Part Shade
exceptionally drought tolerant
Ice Plant is an exceptionally drought tolerant
succulent with needle-like leaves and fluorescent
purple flowers that make this evergreen groundcover
a sight to behold. Hot, sunny conditions keep
the flowers coming from April to October in Zone
8. A single plant can spread to 2' wide in
one season. Although quite hardy, it cannot stand
excessive winter moisture, either in the soil
or applied from above.
often plant this succulent groundcover as a border
along walkways or paths. It fits in perfectly
around the rocks and boulders of the garden pon
or rock garden.
exceptionally long bloom period makes Ice Plant
a personal favorite of ours. It's like an annual
that blooms all season long, but it's perennial!
Verde' Ice Plant is a marvelous new ice plant
with jellybean-like leaves that are topped with
stunning salmon-pink flowers from spring to fall.
So far it's performing great in our trial gardens.
It's perfect for the rock garden where a low groundcover
for a hot, dry site is needed.