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Delosperma basuticum
White-eyed Ice Plant
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Zone 5 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion
1.173.070

Possibly the hardiest species of Ice Plant, this is native to the Drakensburg Mountains of South Africa. It forms a low cushion of rubbery, succulent green leaves. Good-sized starry yellow flowers have a white centre, the blooms resting right on top of the leaves in summer. Requires excellent drainage in winter, best grown in a gravel scree or alpine trough. Very drought tolerant once established. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Evergreen. Could well prove to be hardy in Zone 4 or colder, provided with good drainage and reliable snow cover. Has potential as a green roof plant. Also suitable for growing between flagstones in a patio or path.


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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Loamy
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Dry

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  White
  Yellow

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Light Green

Plant Characteristics
  Between Flagstones
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Evergreen

Flower Head Size
  Medium

Height
   2-4 cm
   1-2 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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