Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
South African native with brilliant flowers. Stems to 2 ft. long; they grow erect to 1 ft., then begin to lean and trail. Triangular blue-green leaves with a pink flush are short (less than 1 in. long), very thick and fleshy, and closely set on stems. Fragrant, purplish rose, 1/2-in.-wide flowers in late spring, summer. Attractive trailing over walls or in hanging baskets.
Grows 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. White flowers with pink-blushed edges; single and late.
From South Africa. Most of the ice plants with large, brilliant flowers belong to this genus, which in...