Lampranthus aurantiacus Pink – Ice Plant
L. aurantiacus is a spreading shrub, never more than about 20cm tall, layering as it goes. A mat of long-lasting day-glow pink daisy-like flowers in late spring.
This is a dazzling plant that stops you in your tracks in late spring. Being highly drought tolerant it is particularly suited to coastal Tasman summers. The plant pictured below is towards the red end of the colour spectrum. A garden on the seaward side of Trewavas Street in Motueka has a pebble bank facing the footpath along the coast there; with the whole range of colours, from white through to red, including some semi-doubles.
Click here to go to the Lampranthus aurantiacus page in Karin’s Garden.