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Lampranthus spectabilis (Trailing ice plant)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lampranthus spectabilis

Other names

Trailing ice plant

Genus

Lampranthus Lampranthus

Species

L. spectabilis - L. spectabilis is a tender, variable, spreading, succulent, evergreen perennial with three-sided, grey-green to mid-green leaves and bright reddish-purple to pink flowers from summer to late autumn.


Lampranthus spectabilis is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Prostrate, Spreading, Trailing

Flower

Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Summer; Bright-pink, Reddish-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs Mealybugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Lampranthus spectabilis (Trailing ice plant) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in poor, free-draining soil in full sun. If container-grown, overwinter indoors or protect from frost in cold areas. Drought tolerant and good for coastal situations. Blooms in late winter in tropical/subtropical areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Lampranthus spectabilis

Other names

Trailing ice plant

Genus

Lampranthus Lampranthus

Species

L. spectabilis - L. spectabilis is a tender, variable, spreading, succulent, evergreen perennial with three-sided, grey-green to mid-green leaves and bright reddish-purple to pink flowers from summer to late autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Prostrate, Spreading, Trailing


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple, Bright-pink in Summer; Bright-pink, Reddish-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Mealybugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lampranthus spectabilis (Trailing ice plant) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Coastal, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in poor, free-draining soil in full sun. If container-grown, overwinter indoors or protect from frost in cold areas. Drought tolerant and good for coastal situations. Blooms in late winter in tropical/subtropical areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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