The term “Ice Plant” refers to three different types of flowering plant, with the most common usage referring to the Delosperma cooperi, or the Trailing Pink Ice Plant. The pink ice plant is native to South Africa, but because of its hardy nature, the plant does well in most areas of North America. Pink ice plants prefer full sun and sandy soil with blooming periods in the Summer and Spring.
The foliage on an ice plant is a deep green, and blooms have a raised center with long, narrow petals and curved tips. Ice plants are often used as grown cover because of the low plant height, usually from one to two inches.