Rosea ice plant

Drosanthemum floribundum


Rosea ice plant is dense and low growing succulent that becomes 4-6 in. high; it’s ground hugging stems will root in moist soil and enable this plant to grow many feet across. Tiny pale green leaves glisten with translucent dots; a carpet of shocking fluorescent-pink flowers occur in spring and can last for 2-3 weeks.

Rosea ice plant is a very versatile choice for ground cover plantings for large or small slopes where it is valued for erosion control, fine texture and seasonal color. It tolerates many soil types, needs good drainage and requires low amounts of supplemental water. Like all succulent ground covers, this species will develop a layer of old stems underlying each season of new growth. Sometimes it is necessary to remove older plantings with new cuttings in the spring.

Plant Type: Ground cover, Succulent, Iceplant
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Spreading, Dense
Growth Rate: Fast
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Moist soil, Clay
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Fog, Coastal salt air, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Rock gardens, Mass planting, Foundations, Container plant, Borders, Banks
Height: 4 in. – 6 in.
Width: 5 ft. – 6 ft.