Delosperma congestum description
Golden yellow daisy flowers that open out in the sunshine in summer.
A compact plant with succulent evergreen leaves.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for an alpine bed or rock garden, containers, the front of a free draining border, by a patio or in a tub and it is tricky in that it requires well drained soil and that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions.
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Also known as: Malotigena frantiskae-niederlovae
Common name: Congested Ice Plant.
The plant originates from Lesotho, South Africa.
The best position in the garden:
Requires sun in a sheltered spot.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish, stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Virtually hardy – will generally survive the coldest winters here in East Anglia, UK – provided the drainage is very good.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 25 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 16 plants per square metre.
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