Tolerant of many soil types and conditions, hardy iceplant is a good choice for gardens where water is scarce.
Blooms from Spring till Frost!
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 5 – 10
Bloom Start To End: Late Spring – Mid Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 6 in
Plant Width: 9 in – 12 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Butterfly Lovers,Easy Care Plants,Ever Blooming,Flower,Season Extenders
Bloom Color: Dark Purple,Multi-Color,White
Foliage Color: Olive Green
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Dry,Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant,Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Clay,Normal, loamy,Poor,Sandy
Uses: Baskets,Beds,Border,Containers,Ground Cover
(P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Hardy Iceplant is the solution to many a gardener’s dilemma — how to cover those hot, dry garden spots where the hose doesn’t reach or water is scarce? Very adaptable to heat, humidity, and drought, this ground cover vigorously spreads its succulent foliage and bright two-tone blooms far and wide to beautify the garden floor.
These blooms are about 2 inches wide, with masses of tightly-packed, matchstick-thin violet petals surrounding a large white center. They appear just above the olive-green foliage, which is thin and pointed, and they act as a magnet for butterflies. But the amazing thing is their bloomtime — they begin in late spring in most climates and simply don’t quit till frost, going right through the dog days of summer and into fall without dropping a petal!
Just 6 inches high and spreading up to a foot wide, ‘Stardust’ is a great choice for containers as well as the garden. It will spill over the sides of flowerpots and baskets, trailing blooms in its wake. And in the garden, it makes a great carpet beneath bulbs, meanders around shrubs and perennials nicely, and generally fills in space wherever it’s needed!
Pamper ‘Stardust’ the first year, giving it fairly good soil and plenty of water and food, but then let it go. It is quite tolerant of drought, and actually prefers dry soil. Heat doesn’t faze it, and it tolerates quite a bit of humidity if given good air circulation (not crowded among other plants that cut off the breezes). If you are trying to grow a section of garden that needs little water, ‘Stardust’ is an excellent choice. Give this carefree spreader a try this season, and we think you’ll love it! Zones 5-8. Pkt is 25 pelleted seeds.
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