Ice Plant is a frost tender mat-forming perennial flower that is native to South Africa but is commonly grown throughout the southern United States as an annual. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 2' and features cylindrical succulent green leaves and 2” white, pink, red, orange, yellow, and purple daisy-like flower heads. This plant can be grown in a container, attracts bees, and butterflies, tolerates drought, is resistant to deer, and self sows!
Species: Cleretum bellidiforme
Cultivar: Ice Plant
Also Known As: Ice Daisy and Livingstone Daisy.
Native to: Cape Provinces
Ease of growing: Easy
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Light: Full sun. 6 hours a day min.
Water: Low. Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have good tolerance for heat and drought.
Attracts Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Its flowers attract bees and butterflies.
Sow Depth: On soil surface
USDA Zone: Annual: 2-6
Produces: thick, low carpet of narrow succulent foliage with large, daisy like flowers that range in colors from pink through orange, apricot, white and reds.