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common name: Ice Plant, Pink Carpet
synonyms: Mesembryanthemum cooperi
perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
Creeping or trailing perennial with fleshy succulent leaves that are almost cylindrical. Relatively large bright magenta-pink flowers are produced over a long period through summer.
Very well drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Though it thrives in hot dry climates, this species is unusually frost hardy.
From seed or by cuttings, which strilke very easily.
Useful spreading groundcover for dry situations.