Corpuscularia lehmannii 'Variegata'
Accepted Scientific Name
Corpuscularia lehmannii (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Schwant.
Corpuscularia lehmannii f. variegata
Corpuscularia lehmannii 'Variegata' is a form of Corpuscularia lehmannii selected for its variegated foliage.
Corpuscularia lehmannii 'Variegata' is an attractive succulent with ascending, branched stems and thick, fleshy, variegated leaves arranged in opposing pairs. It can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide. The leaves are 3-angled, grey-green with creamy-yellow irregular markings and measure up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long and 0.4 inches (10 cm) wide.
The flowers are yellow, daisy-like, about up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) in diameter, and appear in spring and summer.
USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Delosperma plants grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and will bloom for most of summer and fall. Their foliage is mainly evergreen, and because of this, they make a great year-round ground cover. However, while the plant is evergreen, it often has some dieback of foliage in the winter.
Delospermas prefer full sun but can tolerate some light shade in the garden. Because Delospermas are succulents, they do not tolerate wet soil, though they do well in poor soils. Wet soil, especially in winter, is likely to kill the plants. However, this plant can become invasive in areas where the soil stays consistently dry, so it is best to consider this when planting it.
The Ice Plant can be propagated by division, cuttings, or seeds. If propagating by division, it is best to divide the plants in the spring. Cuttings can be taken anytime in the spring, summer, or fall. When grown by seeds, scatter the seeds on the surface of the soil and do not cover them, as they need light to germinate.
See more at How to Grow and Care for Delosperma.
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