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Delosperma nubigenum

Delosperma nubigenum
hardy iceplant
Delosperma nubigenum

Common name hardy iceplant
Family aizoaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers yellow
Size 2"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Groundcovering succulent perennial, spreading into a dense green mat that can reach several feet across. Evergreen, and somewhat tolerant of foot traffic. The bright yellow flowers arrive in spring. Seedlings develop fast, and start forming a dense mat quickly, as shown in photo below (the pot contains nine seedlings). As the plants mature, the leaves fill out into chubby triangular shapes: the photo at right shows a plant in its first summer. Despite their reported hardiness range, I haven't had much success getting them through our winters; the photos at top show the single flower on the single surviving plant.

hardy iceplant

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (57%G, 6-25d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (50%G, 6-20d)

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