Aptenia cordifolia 'Baby Sun'/Ice Plant

Aptenia cordifolia 'Baby Sun' / Aptenia cordifolia 'Baby Sun'
Thick succulent leaves and bright red flowers
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Thick succulent leaves and bright red flowers

Flowers and foliage

Growth a thick, dense mat

A three year old ground cover in the lower part of zone 7

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Scientific Name: Aptenia cordifolia 'Baby Sun'
Common Name: Ice Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This succulent is sometimes used as an annual in colder regions of the country. It makes an excellent container or hanging basket plant because of the growwh that cascades over the edges of a container or planter. The red, daisy-like flowers are quite showy beginning in spring and blooming into the fall. This plant cannot tolerate wet soils. Plant in a well drained soil preferably in a raised bed. Keep the soil only slightly moist. Can tolerate hot sunny planting beds very well, if watered during dry periods in heat of summer. Hardy to 23 degrees F. and has survived three winters along the Gulf Coast.