Drosanthemum micans

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Succulent shrub
Family:
Aizoaceae (The Carpetweed Family)
Geographic Origin:
South and southern Africa
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
12 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Yellow
Exposure:
Full sun
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Occasional to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
South African shrublet makes a mound from 12-18 inches high, with narrow green succulent leaves. Spring flowers are incredibly vivid, with red buds opening to bright chrome yellow petals with red tips.