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Delosperma congestum


Gold Nugget Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.173.040


The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a spreading carpet of succulent evergreen leaves, bearing starry yellow flowers for months on end. Leaves turn maroon during winter. Prefers a bit of afternoon shade. Excellent drainage in winter is required or plants may easily rot. Consider growing in a gravel garden, scree or alpine trough. Cuttings are easily rooted in early summer.

Further details for
Delosperma congestum

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-7 cm
   2-3 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast













Delosperma congestum


Gold Nugget Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.173.040


The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a spreading carpet of succulent evergreen leaves, bearing starry yellow flowers for months on end. Leaves turn maroon during winter. Prefers a bit of afternoon shade. Excellent drainage in winter is required or plants may easily rot. Consider growing in a gravel garden, scree or alpine trough. Cuttings are easily rooted in early summer.

Further details for
Delosperma congestum

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-7 cm
   2-3 inches
Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast