1 to 2 in.
10 to 12 in.
Eastern Cape province of South Africa
USDA zones 6-8
hardy to 6,000 ft.
Red Mountain iceplant grows as a small mat of succulent green leaves. It produces orange-red blossoms in the spring, which last into summer.
Unfortunately, this plant has not been reliably winter cold hard at the Xeriscape Garden. Occasionally we'll get one to last a few years, but it is not reliable for widespread use throughout Colorado Springs unless you have a sunny, warm, protected location.
We have included information on this plant because it is commonly sold in plant nurseries.
No maintenance is required, except raking debris off the plant as needed. Be sure to plant this in an area with excellent drainage and pea gravel mulch. Some ice plants perform poorly in wood or bark mulch.