Trailing Ice Plant
Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials
From South Africa. Most of the ice plants with large, brilliant flowers belong to this genus, which includes plants formerly called Oscularia. Plants are fleshy, erect or trailing, woody at base. Select in bloom for the color you want. Cut back lightly after bloom to eliminate fruit capsules, encourage new leafy growth. Good at seashore. Flowers attract bees.Lampranthus deltoides
South Africa. 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, closely set on stems. Fragrant, purplish rose, 1/2-in.-wide flowers in late spring, summer. Attractive trailing over walls or in hanging baskets.
See Chrysanthemum frutescens
Two South African ice plants from this genus are commonly sold. Leaves of both are covered by glisteni...
Grows 6 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide. White flowers with pink-blushed edges; single and late.