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Ice plant

Hylotelephium spectabile

Ornamental plant that has late season flower enjoyed by pollinators and juicy edible leaves

PLANT TYPE Herb

PLANT HABIT Perennial

USES Culinary, Pollinators, Ornamental

DESCRIPTION

A well known garden plant that has a great, late season flower (Sept-Oct) popular with pollinators.

It’s not well known the leaves of Ice plants are edible, being pleasant, mild tasting and juicy. They make a great addition to summer salads and sandwiches. Ice plant’s edible leaves make this plant a great addition to any perennial kitchen garden.

PRODUCT NOTES 750ml pot.

RECOMMENDED LOCATION Pot, Kitchen garden, Forest garden, Wildlife garden, Ornamental garden

Aspect Full sun, Partial sun, Moist partial shade, Dry partial shade, Moist full sun, Dry full sun

Height 60cm

Spread 80cm

Hardiness Hardy in UK WInter

Management and care I’m told it likes well drained conditions but it seems fine in most locations. Tolerates shade.

Origin/history

A plant in the stonecrop family, Crassulaceae. Is native to China and Korea.
In the wild found in valleys, rocky cliffs and damp places along woodlands

Ice plant