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Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget' - ice plant
  • Delosperma thrives in heat and humidity
  • Hardy Ice Plant has dozens of 1 inch yellow flowers
  • Hardy Ice Plant thrive in sand or poor, well drained soils

Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget' - ice plant

Bright and cheerful gold blooms on a hardy ice plant.
Item: #DELCG3P
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $8.19
  • Happy in heat and drought
  • Dozens of large 1" yellow flowers
  • Deer will not touch this hardy drought tolerant groundcover
  • Covers 15" in a single year
  • Thrives in sand & gravelly areas
  • Ship size: 3 ½" Pot
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Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget' - ice plant Description

Delosperma is a drought tolerant groundcover that never gets thirsty! It is at home in poor soil including gravel as long as it is sharply drained.

Apple-green, succulent evergreen foliage is 2" tall and topped by masses of 1" wide, bright yellow flowers from late spring thru fall.

Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma has no serious insect or disease problems in addition to being deer & drought proof.

Allow plants to completely dry out between watering. Avoid planting in cold, wet conditions and heavy soil.

Adaptable succulent for shallow container gardening. Ideal in rock gardens, crevices or a sunny pebbly border edge.  Use a gravel mulch only.

Perfect for planting at the base of sedums, ornamental grass or KnockOut Roses.

Special features: Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fall color, Heat tolerant, Pest resistant, Tolerates foot traffic

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name:
    Delosperma congestum
  • Common name:
    Hardy ice plant
  • Zone:5,6,7,8,9
  • Sun exposure:
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    3 1/2" Pot
  • Soil type:
    Normal, Sandy
  • Soil moisture:
    Dry, Average
  • Height x width:
    2" X 15"
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Bloom season:
    Late spring-early fall
  • Uses:
    Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent #:None



Soil: Dry, sharply-drained soils in full sun. This plant will grow poorly, or die in any soil that is not well-drained. Avoid clay soils that has not been amended. Tolerates average to lean soils including sandy and gravelly ones.
Light: Full sun
Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have good tolerance for heat and drought.
Spacing: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Fertilizing: Need little to no fertilizing
Winterizing: North of USDA Zones 7, it is at best semi-evergreen and is not reliably winter hardy. They should be sited in dry sheltered locations and given winter protection.
Maintenance & pruning: No pruning needed. Once established, can divide clumps in spring, or grow from stem cuttings.