Dew Flower, Ice Plant
Drosanthemum bicolor

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Drosanthemum (dros-ANTH-eh-mum) (Info)
Species: bicolor (BY-kul-ur) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dublin, California

San Leandro, California

Rockport, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jun 14, 2010, Texan99 from Rockport, TX wrote:

I'm pretty sure we have one of these guys coming up as a volunteer in well-drained, recently sheet-mulched soil (manure, cardboard, hay, and wood chips) near the edge of a pond. We've been wondering what it is. It's quite striking, but it's never appeared here before (South Texas near the coast).