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Delosperma congestum
Gold Nugget Ice Plant
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Zone 4 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Carpet
1.173.040

The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a spreading carpet of succulent evergreen leaves, bearing starry yellow flowers for months on end. Leaves turn maroon during winter. Prefers a bit of afternoon shade. Excellent drainage in winter is required or plants may easily rot. Consider growing in a gravel garden, scree or alpine trough. Cuttings are easily rooted in early summer.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Fast
Flower Colour
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-7 cm
   2-3 inches

Spread
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches


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