‘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
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