Pink Hardy Ice Plant
Lampranthus spectabilis (Non-Native)
Lampranthus spectabilis is a carpet-forming succulent shrub hailing from the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It has 2” wide flowers with a ring of narrow petals that come in pink, red, magenta, or purple; these circle a bright yellow center. The wiry stems grow horizontally and have small, finger-like fleshy leaves.
This species grows to a height of about 12” and is often covered in flowers. Not surprisingly, Lampranthus spectabilis is widely cultivated as an ornamental, particularly in hot arid climates. It is frequently featured in xeriscape gardens and stabilizing steep slopes and roadsides.Height: 6”-12”
Bloom: Late Spring/Early Summer
Light: Full sun
Zone: 8, 9, 10
Origin: South Africa