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Delosperma congestum
Delosperma congestum
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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
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
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
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   5-7 cm
   2-3 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate