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Drosanthemum

Aizoaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

Two South African ice plants from this genus are commonly sold. Leaves of both are covered by glistening dots that look like ice crystals; and both also have flowers with many narrow petals, bloom in late spring and early summer, and endure poor soil.

Drosanthemum floribundum
Drosanthemum floribundum

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Drosanthemum floribundum

From South Africa. Grows to 6 in. tall, but stems trail to considerable length or drape over rocks, walls. Best ice plant for reducing erosion on steep slopes (plant 1 1/2 ft. apart). Pale pink, 3/4 -in.-wide flowers form shimmering sheets of bloom, attract bees. Often sold as Drosanthemum hispidum.

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