Ice Plant Gold Nugget Delosperma Congestum is an evergreen, succulent perennial flowering plant native to the high altitudes of eastern South Africa. Ice Plant Gold Nugget seeds have to be just slightly pressed into the soil and not covered, because these seeds need light to germinate. Ice Plant Gold Nugget grows low to the ground, forming spreading carpet of evergreen, succulent, deep green leaves which turn maroon in fall and winter. Hardy Ice Plant blooms continuously all summer long with masses of extremely showy, glossy, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers that attract butterflies and bees.
Ice Plant Gold Nugget make a fabulous evergreen flowering ground cover, and this easy to care succulent flower is also a popular choice for alpine and rock gardens, containers, mass plantings, and rock wall crevices. Delosperma Congestum seeds germinate in 2-3 weeks, and the established Ice Plant Gold Nugget grows best in loose, sandy, gravely soil requiring very good drainage especially in winter months.
Height: 4 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Dry well-drained, pH 5.8-7.2
USDA Zones: 4-9
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-21 Days