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Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget'

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delosperma (del-oh-SPUR-muh) (Info)
Species: congestum (kon-JES-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Gold Nugget

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Category:
Groundcovers
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive westocast73 On Sep 29, 2005, westocast73 from (Zone 1) wrote:

This one seems to grow a bit slower than the normal Ice Plant and I find it is cold hardy in my zone 7. The flowers are very pretty and the plant is one of my favs in my succulent patch. All in all its a nice plant.

Neutral palmbob On May 26, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a very low growing succulent groundcover from S Africa- compact, 2cm leaves; bright yellow flowers in summer. Not sure how differs from the 'regular variety'. Nothing particularly gold looking (other than flowers) about this plant that I have noticed. Sure doesn't seem to be as cold hardy as 'regular variety' (per notes arleady in the PFs).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Los Angeles, California
Pinconning, Michigan
Gillett, Texas
Ogden, Utah
Kalama, Washington
Spokane, Washington



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