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Drosanthemum floribundum (photo courtesy of Jim McCausland)
Drosanthemum floribundum (photo courtesy of Jim McCausland)

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Drosanthemum floribundum

Rosea Ice Plant
Aizoaceae
Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, Perennials

DROSANTHEMUM

The species of these South African ice plants are often confused with one another. Their leaves are covered by glistening dots that look like ice crystals. Their flowers, with many narrow petals, bloom in late spring and early summer. Plants endure poor soil.

Drosanthemum floribundum

From South Africa. Grows to 6 in. tall, but stems trail to considerable length or drape over rocks and walls. This is the 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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