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‘Jewel of the Desert,  Ice Plant, Zones 5-8

Enjoy three seasons of neon-bright color from this hardy, sun-loving succulent. It is a dwarf hybrid Ice plant with a profusion of eye catching, dime sized flowers of scarlet and lavender.Exceptionally drought, heat and humidity tolerant. Forms a lush, ground hugging mat, good for mass planting and erosion control in lean, poor soils. Non-invasive. Great container or rock garden accent. Evergreen.

Sun Exposure:  Full sun

Soil type: average to lean.  Benefits from a gravel mulch.

Soil PH:  acidic or neutral

Soil Moisture: average to dry. drought tolerant.  water rarely occasionally and deeply in summer.  avoid winter wet.  

Care level:  Easy

Flower color: garnet red with lavender eye

Bloom time: spring to fall

Foliage Color: succulent, evergreen

Uses and Characteristics: Green roof, Ground Cover, Edging, alpine and rock, erosion control,  Attracts Butterflies, Bee friendly, mass planting, drought tolerant, 3 season interest

Flower head size: medium

Size: Forms a tight mat, 4-6 in. tall, 15-20 in. wide.

Growth Rate: mediumPropagation:  division