Botanical Name: Lampranthus aurantiacus Add
Common Name: Orange Ice Plant  
Plant photo of: Lampranthus aurantiacus
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Succulent


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Orange, Yellow


Flower Season

Winter, Spring


Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season








Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Filler, Mass Planting, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Steve Jacobs/Dave Ryden
  • Description

  • Notes

This perennial, succulent, bushy groundcover will grow 12"-18" high and produces striking orange or yellow blooms. It does best in full sun and dry soil. It looks great on slopes for a spring color display, or as a filler in and around low plantings. It has a profuse display of color midwinter to spring.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.