So lovely... Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Ice plant flowers grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and will bloom for most of the summer and fall. Their foliage is mostly evergreen and, because…

So lovely... Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Ice plant flowers grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and will bloom for most of the summer and fall. Their foliage is mostly evergreen and, because…

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Ice plant...a favorite little succulent...:)

Ice plant...a favorite little succulent...:)

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Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F.  -- Ice plants are also recommnded for areas prone to fires as a fire resistant plant.

Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F. -- Ice plants are also recommnded for areas prone to fires as a fire resistant plant.

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Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

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HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice  Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

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'Baby Sun Rose', 'Variegated Ice Plant': Fleshy green leaves edged creamy white. Small deep rose flowers. Creeping habit. Excellent in hanging baskets. Full sun.

'Baby Sun Rose', 'Variegated Ice Plant': Fleshy green leaves edged creamy white. Small deep rose flowers. Creeping habit. Excellent in hanging baskets. Full sun.

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Weed-smothering groundcovers are ideal for troublesome spots in your yard where grass won't grow (or you don't want to mow). See some of the Costa Farms' gardening experts' top picks for easy-care, colorful groundcovers.

Weed-smothering groundcovers are ideal for troublesome spots in your yard where grass won't grow (or you don't want to mow). See some of the Costa Farms' gardening experts' top picks for easy-care, colorful groundcovers.

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Livingstone Daisy, Ice Plant; succulent so it is perfect for those drier windowboxes in sunny spots.  Cascades/spills well.  Easy to start cuttings in a glass of water.

Livingstone Daisy, Ice Plant; succulent so it is perfect for those drier windowboxes in sunny spots. Cascades/spills well. Easy to start cuttings in a glass of water.

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Delosperma sphalmanthoides – Tufted Ice Plant- See more at: http://worldofsucculents.com/delosperma-sphalmanthoides-tufted-ice-plant

Delosperma sphalmanthoides – Tufted Ice Plant- See more at: http://worldofsucculents.com/delosperma-sphalmanthoides-tufted-ice-plant

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Delosperma Jewel of Desert - "Hardy ice plants have also been a personal favourite of mine.  With their extreme drought tolerance, super low spreading carpet growth habits and bright colours, I can find lots of places to use them."

Delosperma Jewel of Desert - "Hardy ice plants have also been a personal favourite of mine. With their extreme drought tolerance, super low spreading carpet growth habits and bright colours, I can find lots of places to use them."

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