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Commonly known as Perennial mesembryanthemum
Alpine or rock plant These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
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)
Pests & Diseases - greenfly, mealybugs.
Place of origin
semi-desert areas of South Africa.
Rockery (inc alpine)
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil