Neon 1½” flowers make a pretty carpet of color with dense, spreading, succulent foliage. Native to South Africa, annual iceplant thrives in hot, dry environments and puts on a show when the show shines, closing at night and during cloud cover. Sow along borders, between pavers, as a groundcover, in rock gardens, or containers. Attracts bees and other pollinators. Fun to scatter here and there like a wildflower seed for dashes of color throughout the garden!
Botanical Name: Cleretum bellidiforme
Native: South Africa
Plant Dimensions: 4″–8″ tall
Variety Information: 1½” flowers in shades of orange, pink, purple, red, white, and yellow, including some bicolors.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Spring to fall
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. In mild climates, sow late summer to fall for blossom in winter and spring
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost.
Days to Emerge: 7–21 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10″
Thinning: Not required