matsubagiku / Lampranthus

There’s nothing icy about this Orange Ice Plant, so funny name isn’t it?

Also called the Lampranthus aurantiacus, these plants are popular in rock gardens in Japan. We grow these as edging plants to our border garden.

A succulent plant from South African originally. It says in Botanica “these are perhaps the most dazzling in flower of the succulents known as ice plants–the flowers are colored in orange, yellow pink or red. 180 species or more, creeping to bushy. All have pairs of succulent leaves, triangular to almost circular in cross-section. They flower most profusely where conditions are harshest.”

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