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Lampranthus spectabilis (Trailing Ice Plant)

A fleshy leafed green blanket with masses of purple-ish (cerise?) flowers for sunny spots and an exotic air. Covers the ground, draping itself over whatever object gets in its way. Hardier than the related and better known Ice Plant (Carpobrotus edulis) and less invasive. Exotic ground cover.

Propagated by us from cuttings.

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Hardiness traffic light amber

Hardiness level Amber

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IF IT HAS A AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT
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Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.