Orange ice plant low clumping succulent that will grow 15-18 in. tall and spread 4-5 ft. across. It has pale green three-sided leaves and produces bright orange flowers with yellow centers in early spring. Several cultivars are available at nurseries and garden centers, including: L. a. ‘Glaucus’ with clear yellow flowers; and L. a. ‘Sunman’ with golden-yellow flowers. Both cultivars bloom in late winter.
Orange ice plant and its cultivars provide a shocking color display in early spring in landscapes and gardens. They are well suited for rock and succulent gardens, on banks and parkways. Like other ice plants, these have modest maintenance and irrigation needs.