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Hardy Yellow Ice Plant
The succulent, angular foliage of hardy yellow iceplant forms beautiful lush green carpets. For many weeks in late spring or early summer, it becomes covered with lemon yellow daisy-like flowers that are highly attractive to bees. These open in the morning and close in the afternoon, with new blossoms emerging each day.
This native of eastern South Africa naturally inhabits rocky screes on mountainsides where conditions are both cold and dry. So, sunny locations with average to poor, sharply drained soil are ideal. Allow plants to completely dry out between water applications, and limit water in the late fall to ensure roots are dry through the winter months. Cold wet conditions will cause root and stem rot. Hardy yellow iceplant is easily divided and can be propagated by seed or cuttings.
This is an excellent choice for modern gardeners looking for adaptable succulents with bright 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.
9 - 6
5 - 9
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
Cactus or Succulent
1"-2" / 2.5cm - 5.1cm
12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Alpine, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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