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DELOSPERMA basuticum 'White Nugget'

Image of Delosperma basuticum 'White Nugget' PP15793

Family

Aizoaceae

Botanical Name

DELOSPERMA basuticum 'White Nugget' PP15793

Plant Common Name

Ice Plant, White Nugget Ice Plant

General Description

The pure white-flowered 'White Nugget' is heavy-blooming and cold hardy. This tough, drought tolerant succulent was discovered in 1996 by Kelly Grummons at Paulino Gardens of Denver, Colorado and is distinguished by its low compact habit, glassy bright green succulent leaves and small snow white daisy-like flowers. Blooming occurs from spring through summer and flowers may sporadically appear up to frost.

Hot, sunny locations with average, well-drained soil are ideal. Allow plants to completely dry out between water applications, and be sure to refrain from watering in winter. Cold wet conditions will cause root and stem rot. Divide 'White Nugget' if it becomes too crowded and propagate by cuttings.

This is an excellent choice for modern gardeners looking for adaptable succulents with bright white flowers. Plant it in broad shallow containers, stone troughs, rock gardens or pebbly sunny border edges. It will also thrive in crevices between rock walls.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Cactus or Succulent

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    1"-2" / 2.5cm - 5.1cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Light Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No