HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.
Ice Plant - Delosperma Cooperi - Cool Plant for the Sun - Quart Pot
This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright purple flowers. The texture of the petals is shimmering -- almost like metal. It starts blooming in June and continues steadily until fall. It promises to be an essential small-scale ground cover or edging for a border. Height: 4". Width: 10". Hardy Zones 5-9.