Delosperma congestum Gold Nugget

Hardy Ice Plant, Ice Plant

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Plant Code: DEGN

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Absolutely dazzles with glossy yellow flowers against bright green succulent foliage all summer. New blooms constantly emerge. The spreading carpet of succulent foliage turns maroon in winter. Breath-taking in an alpine trough or rock garden.

This Hardy Ice Plant likes a bit more moisture than others, but must have good drainage. Lush green carpets of foliage are covered with intense neon yellow blooms.


Type: Perennials, Groundcovers
Height: Short 2-3"
Spacing: Plant 1-2' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Edgers
  • Groundcovers
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers

Delosperma General Information

Delosperma are evergreen in warmer climates. Rebloom occurs most of the season. Thrives in dry, full sun areas with poor soil and provides color during the difficult summer months. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Delosperma Plant Care

Once established, no special care is needed. Prefers a sheltered site and dry conditions in winter. Good drainage a must. Good plant for sandy soil. Likes a gravely area and may also be used as a green roof plant.