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Delosperma basuticum


White-eyed Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.173.070


Possibly the hardiest species of Ice Plant, this is native to the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa. It forms a low cushion of rubbery, succulent green leaves. Good-sized starry yellow flowers have a white centre, the blooms resting right on top of the leaves in summer. Requires excellent drainage in winter, best grown in a gravel scree or alpine trough. Very drought tolerant once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Could well prove to be hardy in Zone 4 or colder, provided with good drainage and reliable snow cover. Has potential as a green roof plant. Also suitable for growing between flagstones in a patio or path.

Further details for
Delosperma basuticum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium













Delosperma basuticum


White-eyed Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.173.070


Possibly the hardiest species of Ice Plant, this is native to the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa. It forms a low cushion of rubbery, succulent green leaves. Good-sized starry yellow flowers have a white centre, the blooms resting right on top of the leaves in summer. Requires excellent drainage in winter, best grown in a gravel scree or alpine trough. Very drought tolerant once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Could well prove to be hardy in Zone 4 or colder, provided with good drainage and reliable snow cover. Has potential as a green roof plant. Also suitable for growing between flagstones in a patio or path.

Further details for
Delosperma basuticum

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches
Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium