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Commonly known as Perennial mesembryanthemum
Height - 30cm (12in)
Spread - indefinite
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Succulent - perennial
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - greenfly, mealybugs.
Place of origin - semi-desert areas of South Africa.
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Lampranthus - Care Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.