early summer to fall
2 to 4 in.
12 to 18 in.
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Mesa Verde iceplant is a succulent groundcover with salmon-pink flowers. It produces a low-growing mat of fleshy light green leaves that grows well in sunny, dry locations. The flowers are an iridescent, almost metallic, salmon-pink with light yellow centers.
Mesa Verde is a great choice when looking for a drought-tolerant plant that won't get wider than 12-18 inches. Its unusual flower color can also be a great asset.
Mesa Verde iceplant has been a good performer at the Xeriscape Garden. The leaves are lighter green and it doesn't spread as vigorously as Table Mountain iceplant. There are several long-lived patches that have survived many winters, including one that is planted in wood chip mulch.
No maintenance is required, except raking debris off the plant as needed.