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.