Ice plant’s vibrant flowers cover the fleshy evergreen foliage for up to two months. Heat-, drought- and salt-tolerant, this adaptable plant thrives with little care, even in rocky soils. Perfect for sunny slopes or rock gardens, ice plant quickly forms a low carpet of succulent foliage.
Ice plant is most cold hardy in drier climates with fast-draining soil; avoid clay. Use gravel or pine needle mulch around them to keep their roots moist and their leaves and stems dry. This is especially important in winter, when too much moisture can make plants rot. Reduce watering in fall to help them harden off for winter.
Blooms Purple, pink, orange, red or yellow from late spring through frost
Light Full sun
Soil Moist, well-drained
Size 3 to 6 in. tall, 12 to 24 in. wide
Cold-hardy USDA zones 6 to 10
Heat-tolerant AHS zones 10 to 1
Source High Country Gardens