Trailing Ice Plant

Trailing Ice Plant - Lampranthus
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Description: With warmer winters becoming more prevalent, this fabulous plant will be seen more often in our warmer gardens, giving a truly Mediterranean feel. This gem is a very low growing, spreading perennial succulent, with fleshy, narrowly cylindrical, three sided, bright green leaves which are slightly flushed at the tips. From summer to autumn pink to reddish purple daisy-like flowers are bourne en masse, a really amazing sight to behold, as the colours are very intense. There are many hybrids with colours ranging from intense reds to yellows.

Hardiness: Borderline hardy taking lows of -4C for short periods only

Height: Up to 30cm

Position: Full sun

Well drained, rocky, sandy soils or raised beds if on clay soils

Water: Very drought tolerant

Usage: Excellent for planting in drifts where it looks superb on hot sunny days

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