groundcover, succulent

Lampranthus spectabilis | Trailing Ice Plant

From a practical viewpoint, this is a rapidly spreading plant that works well as a groundcover. But it's the brilliant flowers that catch the eye, blooming for a long period late winter into spring. Plants may be short-lived so be prepared to replant after three or four years. Accepts seaside conditions. Canopy coverage: 3 sqaure feet. Photos courtesy of Pam Pavela.

Water Requirement: very low, low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 25F

Growth Rate: moderate, fast

Height: 1 feet high

Width: 2 feet wide


Foliage Color: gray-green, blue-green

Flower Color: purple, red, magenta, pink

Flower Season: spring, winter

Wildlife: bees