Purple ice plant

Lampranthus productus


Purple ice plant is a loosely mounding shrub-like succulent, growing 15-18 in. tall, spreading several feet across and developing a base of woody stems over time. Three sided pale green leaves are lightly tinged with purple at their tips; flowers grow to 11/2 in. dia. and have intense purple petals with white centers.

This is one of the most commonly grown species of ice plant for containers, borders, parkways and raised planters, and is well adapted to the Inland Empire. Mature plantings can be clipped at the end of winter to control shape and size; otherwise this is a carefree and low maintenance plant for sunny spaces.

Plant Type: Ground cover, Succulent, Iceplant
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Spreading, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Magenta
Flower Season: Winter, Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Wind, Heat, Fog, Drought, Coastal salt air, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Near pools and water features, Mass planting, Grouped, Flowering accent plant, Container plant, Commercial spaces, Civic spaces, Borders, Banks, Attracts bees
Height: 15 in. – 18 in.
Width: 18 in. – 24 in.