Ice Plant Seeds
USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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Why are these plants so popular out west? Visit the Pacific coast, all the way from San Diego up to Seattle, and you’ll see these little bright daisies everywhere–edging walks, filling planters, and adding great color under foundation plantings. Why don’t we see them more in the east? See the story below, and get some going in your garden! Pick a site with full sun and gritty, sharp-draining soil, and add them to your garden. You’ll be amazed at the big show!
Looking for a unique addition to your garden or meadow this year? This annual Ice Plant mixture is the perfect choice! Vibrant colors of orange, pink, purple, red and yellow liven up the summer garden and this succulent is easy to grow, needing full sun a
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Their large, Crazy-Daisy like flowers have almost flourescent qualities which are generally contrasted with white or cream centres and a dark eye.
They are very easy to grow providing you give them plenty of direct sunshine where they will reward with a thick, low carpet of narrow succulent foliage with the flowers held just above for a stunning display of many colours from pink through to orange, apricot, white and reds.
They go well on patios, alpine and rockery as well as coastal gardens and are best grown in borders, raised beds, pots and tubs or even window boxes.
Soil: Light, well drained soils are best with some added organic matter.
Due their succulent foliage they are fairly drought resistant but go best when watered around once a week.
Maintenance: Little maintenance required and the flowers are quite long lasting.
Diseases: None of note.
This mix produces free-flowering, drought-tolerant, easy-to-care-for plants that thrive in the hot, dry soil that other plants simply will not tolerate. These bright colored daisies typically are 1 1/2 inches across with dozens of long, slender petals jammed around a black eye. They face straight up on plants that just reach 4 – 6 inches tall. You can not find an easier flowering ground cover plant to establish from ground cover seed.
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