The hardy Ice Plants are native to South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in the sun in very well-drained soil. This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers with orange petals surrounding a bright red centre. Part of the new Jewel of Desert series, these should bloom longer than typical ice plants. A great choice for hot, dry areas and excellent in the rock garden or wall and for edging the front of a border. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Where winter drainage is poor, consider growing this as a summer blooming annual.   Sold in single container.


Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Normal or Sandy
Soil pH:  Neutral or Alkaline or Acid
Soil Moisture: Dry
Care Level: Easy

Flower Color:  Orange / Red
Blooming Time: Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Fall, Mid Fall
Foliage Color: Deep Green

Flower Head Size: Small
Height: 4-6 inches
Spread: 10-12 inches
Foot Traffic: Light

Growth Rate: Medium

Landscape Uses: Alpine & Rock, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Containers, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Evergreen, Ground Cover, Massed

Ice Plant 'Jewel of Desert Grenade'