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Delosperma nubigenum (Hardy Yellow Ice Plant)

Hardy Yellow Ice Plant

Delosperma nubigenum, Hardy Yellow Ice Plant, Drought tolerant perennials, purple perennial flowers, succulent, Low maintenance perennial, perennial ground cover
Delosperma nubigenum, Hardy Yellow Ice Plant, Drought tolerant perennials, purple perennial flowers, succulent, Low maintenance perennial, perennial ground cover

Delosperma nubigenum (Hardy Yellow Ice Plant) is a mat-forming, evergreen succulent with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers, 3/4 in. across (2 cm). Blooming continuously from late  spring to fall, the blossoms are produced in such quantities that they literally cover the foliage of closely-packed, fleshy green leaves. The foliage turns bronze in winter. The intensity of the flower color, combined with the long blooming season and evergreen foliage, reinforce the ornamental interest of this plant. Perfect choice as a groundcover or for rock gardens.

  • Grows up to 3 in. tall (7 cm) and spreads to 9-18 in. (22-45 cm) or more.
  • Thrives in full sun in dry to medium, well-drained soils. Good drainage is essential to survival. If conditions are too wet, it will suffer and grow poorly. Water sparsely during the growing season. Good heat and drought tolerance.
  • Deer resistant but attractive to butterflies.
  • Easy to grow, Delosperma is a good choice for areas of the garden that are sunny and dry. Excellent addition to border fronts, rock gardens, coastal gardens, banks and slopes or naturalized areas. Delosperma makes a lovely groundcover and is perfect for containers.
  • No serious insect or disease issues.
  • Propagate by breaking off short sections of stem which root easily.
  • Native to South Africa, Lesotho.

Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Aizoaceae
Genus Delosperma
Common names Ice Plant
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spread 9" - 2'
(23cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Delosperma congestum ‘White Nugget’ (Ice Plant)
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Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Pumpkin Perfection’ (Ice Plant)
Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Fig Fusion’ (Ice Plant)
Delosperma Hotcakes® ‘Tangerine Tango’ (Ice Plant)

Recommended Companion Plants

Dyckia ‘Burgundy Ice’
Aeonium
While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents
Plant Family Aizoaceae
Genus Delosperma
Common names Ice Plant
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spread 9" - 2'
(23cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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