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Delosperma nubigenum

hardy yellow ice plant

D. nubigenum is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with closely-packed, succulent leaves that turn bronze in winter, and lemon-yellow, daisy-like flowers in late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Bronze
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Delosperma are mat-forming perennials, or dwarf shrubs, with smooth, fleshy leaves. The daisy-like flowers are brightly coloured in shades of pink, purple, yellow, red, orange or white

Name status

Correct

Plant range
South Africa, Lesotho

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How to grow

Cultivation

Requires very well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by breaking off short sections of stem which root easily

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Gravel garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Ground cover
  • Banks and slopes
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning needed

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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