Rosea Ice Plant
Cacti and succulents, Ground covers, 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
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.
See Chrysanthemum frutescens
From South Africa. Grows to 6 in. tall, but stems trail to considerable length or drape over rocks, wa...
Native to southern hemisphere tropics and subtropics. Grows 3 ft. high and wide, spreading wider by rh...