Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigenum )
Ice plant is a popular blooming low growing shrub or ground cover that can be used in many different landscape settings. Plant in tropical to desert style landscapes for a pop of color with very little maintenance. Ice Plant comes in a few different colors with yellow, purple and red being the most popular. Ice Plant blooms periodically throughout the year and when not in bloom their unique green color foliage is sure to add a brilliant splash of color. Originally brought to Southern California in the early 1900's from it's native South Africa, the Ice Plant is right at home in our arid southwest temperatures.
The Ice Plant has many other uses other than an attractive landscape plant. It was originally used for erosion control and to compact loose coastal soils in Southern California. Homeowners today may not know this but they are helping to reduce erosion when planting this on their property. It was also used for medicinal purposes as well. The gelatinous juice that is inside of the plump Ice Plant leaves has been used for decades for a alternative style medicine.
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Water Wise - Ultra drought tolerant
Ground cover used in tropical, green and arid landscapes