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Delosperma nubigenum
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Delosperma nubigenum
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Delosperma nubigenum


Yellow Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.173.050


The hardy Ice Plants are native to South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small starry yellow flowers in late spring. A great choice for hot, dry areas. Excellent as a groundcover, in the rock garden or wall, for edging, and especially as a lawn substitute. Attractive to butterflies. Easily propagated by breaking off short pieces and simply sticking them into the ground; new roots will form within just a few weeks. Foliage turns bronze in winter.

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Delosperma nubigenum


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Yellow
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light
Growth Rate
   Fast