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Drosanthemum hispidum

Ice plant

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.5m to 0.6m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple red
  • Leaf ColourMedium red green

Description

Drosanthemum hispidum (Ice plant). This is a succulent subshrub which will spread to form a large clump of round, reddish-green leaves. These leaves and the stems are covered with glassy beads which will glitter in the sun, The flowers are profuse and purple to red they will appear in late spring and summer. Grow in well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or Succulent

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids

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