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Delosperma echinatum

Pickle Plant

Ice Plant

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This unique shrubby variety is usually prostrate, but can rise up to 18 inches; pickle-shaped, evergreen leaves have soft, spiny hairs; yellow flowers appear all season; a great choice for hot dry areas, as groundcover, in the rock garden, or as edging

Description

This unique shrubby variety is usually prostrate, but can rise up to 18 inches; pickle-shaped, evergreen leaves have soft, spiny hairs; yellow flowers appear all season; a great choice for hot dry areas, as groundcover, in the rock garden, or as edging

Landscape Attributes

Pickle Plant is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pickle Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pickle Plant will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

12 inches

12 inches

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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