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A gem for rock gardens and other fast-draining soils, creeping shrubby ice plant forms a soft, cool mat of evergreen foliage and fuchsia-pink flowers. Blooming for three to four weeks in late spring, this easy-to-grow perennial is a mass of welcome color in low-water gardens. Be sure to plant it near the front of the garden where you can enjoy its blooms. When not in bloom, creeping shrubby ice plant's short stems and succulent foliage have a neat and tidy appearance.
Note: It needs well-drained soil to thrive; this plant will quickly rot away in heavy clay.
Add drama to a planting of creeping shrubby ice plant by planting claret cup cactus nearby. Its bold orange-red blooms create an eye-catching show of color.Pine muhly
Pine muhly's thin, graceful foliage will complement the thick, fleshy foliage of creeping shrubby ice plant.Yucca
Follow creeping shrubby ice plant's late-spring flowers with yucca's long-lasting, dense flower clusters in summer.