• Drosanthemum hispidum
  • Drosanthemum hispidum
  • Drosanthemum hispidum
  • Drosanthemum hispidum
    Drosanthemum hispidum
    Drosanthemum hispidum
    Drosanthemum hispidum

Drosanthemum hispidum

Hairy Dewflower, Purple Ice Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Low-growing drought-resistant groundcover
  • Iridescent magenta flowers
  • Free-flowering in full sun
  • Hardy with excellent drainage
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Description

Drosanthemum hispidum, Hairy Dewflower, is a vigorous free-flowering mat-forming member of the Aizoaceae from southern Africa with bright magenta flowers. It has tiny cuticular papillae on the chubby suculent leaves giving rise to its 'hairy' common name. It grows quickly and is hardy in most of the UK providing it has a very gritty free-drainig substrate. Drosanthemum hispidum resembles a Delosperma and is sometimes seen listed as Delosperma hispida. It is ideal scrambling through a rockery, a gravel garden or tumbling over a stone wall. It is also ideal grown in a hanging container or sprawling over the edge of a tall terracotta long tom.

Drosanthemum hispidum is very easy to grow: its two main cultivation requirements are full sun and good drainage.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Aizoaceae
Sub-Family Ruschioideae
Synonyms Drosanthemum hispidum var. hispidum, Mesembryanthemum hispidum
Geographical Origin South Africa, Namibia
Cultivation Full sun. A very free-draining gritty/sandy/rocky soil is required. Needs no additional watering. Keep dry in winter. Is an ideal plant for a hanging container
Eventual Height Groundcover
Eventual Spread Spreading to several metres in ideal conditions
Hardiness Hardy in the UK with good drainage. Likes to be kept dry in winter

Drosanthemum hispidum

Hairy Dewflower, Purple Ice Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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