Native to South Africa, this marvellous succulent forms a dense carpet of fleshy foliage with masses of long-lasting flowers in high summer. The flowering capacity of this succulent is astounding, as it produces a vast quantity of vermillion, magenta or pink flowers that often cover the entire plant for months. It grows to around 10-15cm tall, with fleshy leaves and a trailing stem that hangs down; hence it looks good trailing over rocks.
It is a perfect plant for under-planting taller arid loving plants especially if planted in drifts. Overall it’s a smashing low growing trailing plant.
Latin name: Delosperma cooperii
Common Name: Trailing Iceplant, Pink Carpet
Ease of growing: Easy
Position: Full sun – very dry and hot
Soil conditions: Well drained gravely-sandy soil
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