Delosperma basuticum 'White Nugget'
This succulent is a popular cultivar of Delosperma basuticum with white flowers.
Delosperma basuticum 'White Nugget' is a mat-forming succulent with branching stems that are spread out, carrying fleshy, bright green, nearly cylindrical leaves. It grows up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall and 12 inches (30 cm) wide.
The plant blooms in early spring with a profusion of white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers that often cover the entire foliage. The flowers may sporadically appear up to frost.
USDA hardiness zones 5a to 10b: from −20 °F (−28.9 °C) to 40 °F (+4.4 °C).
How to Grow and Care
Delosperma plants grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 9 and bloom for most of the summer and fall. Their foliage is mostly 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.
These plants prefer full sun but can tolerate light shade in the garden. Like most 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.
Delosperma can be propagated by division, cuttings, or seeds. Spring is the best time to divide the plants, while cuttings can be taken anytime in spring, summer, or fall. When starting with seeds, sow 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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