Ice Plant or Hardy Iceplant (del-oh-SPUR-muh: suth-er-LAN-dee-eye) Aizoaceae:
Purple-pink flowers with large light colored centers. Blooms in summer. Plants grow 4 to 6 inches tall and form large mats of thin rounded leaves. Needs to be dry in the winter. Full sun in well drained soils that are not overly rich with nitrogen. Rock garden or sand bed plants in gravelly mulch. Can be grown inside in a brightly lighted sun room.
Zones (6)-10 hardy to -10F.
Native from grasslands in South Africa. Germination in less than two weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds onto moist, not wet, seed mix and keep at room temps for 3 weeks. If no germination move to fridge for 25 days, then move to 65F. Very helpful to keep the pots or tray in a plastic bag during the above regime.