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Delosperma basuticum
Delosperma basuticum
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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.

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Delosperma basuticum

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate