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Delosperma basuticum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Delosperma basuticum

White-eyed Ice Plant

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Item #: 8744

Zones: 4a to 7b

Height: 1" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: South Africa

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.


From South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains comes the hardiest and cutest of the ice plants, Delosperma basuticum. This charmer makes a tight 1" tall x 8" wide clump of little jellybean-like leaves topped, starting in mid-April (NC) and continuing through May, with 1.5" screaming yellow daisies, each highlighted with a dramatic white center. The flowers of Delosperma basuticum appear to float just atop the foliage. Although the foliage is technically evergreen, don't expect much of a winter show. Thanks to Pennsylvania plantsman, John Lonsdale, for sharing after I lusted over this in his garden.