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Drosanthemum floribundum 'Floribunda Purple'

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Drosanthemum (dros-ANTH-eh-mum) (Info)
Species: floribundum (flor-ih-BUN-dum) (Info)
Cultivar: Floribunda Purple

Synonym:Mesembryanthemum hispidum var. pallidum
Synonym:Mesembryanthemum floribundum
Synonym:Mesembryanthemum torquatum

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


under 6 in. (15 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral peejay12 On Sep 30, 2014, peejay12 from Porthleven, Helston, Cornwall
United Kingdom (Zone 9b) wrote:

I'm wondering if some of the photos on here are really of Drosanthemum floribundum -- more likely Delosperma cooperi or Delosperma floribundum?

D. floribundum has small wispy 15 mm pale purple flowers and tiny 15 mm leaves. It only makes an impact because of the number of flowers and the huge space it can cover. Here in Cornwall it can grow 8 feet across or more, but the flowers are rather scarce.

Neutral nmorrell On May 23, 2010, nmorrell from Tucson, AZ wrote:

I would like to know if anyone knows of an animal that eats this plant.

One day I had 3 thriving plants and the next day they had been eaten!

Deer? Rabbits? Javelina? Or?

Positive dh1234 On Mar 12, 2004, dh1234 from Atwater, CA wrote:

I planted two flats on a 15 X 7 mound and within 3 months I had full coverage and a sea of pink. Enjoy's hot sun and never needs watering.

Positive Kell On May 26, 2003, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

The thing that first attracted me to this plant was that the succulent leaves have tiny glistening crystals all over them, making them look like they have been dipped into tiny sparkles. They are so different. The flowers open in the sun and as soon as it becomes shady or overcast, they close.


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

Parker, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Atwater, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Bowie, Maryland
Henderson, Nevada
Crowley, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas

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