Drosanthemum hispidum

Common Name : Type : Cactus/SucculentHabit : TrailingFoliage : EvergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Violet& WhiteFlowering from : Aprilto MayFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drainedSeason of interest : Spring - Summer

Other names: purple ice plant, rosea ice plant, miniature pig face.

D. hispidum is a tender, mat-forming, evergreen perennial or subshrub with roughly hairy, stem-rooting branches bearing fleshy, cylindrical, pale green to red-flushed green leaves and, in summer, daisy-like, pink to reddish-purple flowers with glossy petals.


2019.- Purchased from Truffaut’s GC and planted at the end of April, to decorate the garden stairs in the company of other succulents.

See on garden plan