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Rose Vygie

Lampranthus roseus

Also known as

Mini Ice Plant, Red Vygie, Oxenbould Daisy, Rosy Dewplant, Roosvygie (Afr.)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

50cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Rose Vygie
A photo of Rose Vygie
A photo of Rose Vygie
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Overview

A short-lived perennial shrubby succulent with brightly coloured flowers. Makes wonderful cascading ground-coverings. Highly recommended for xeriscaping, climbing over rocks, cliffs, banks, slopes and garden walls. Lampranthus means 'bright flower' from the Greek lampros meaning 'bright' and anthos 'flower'. The species name roseus pertains to the rose-coloured flowers. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.

Common problems

Downy mildew

    Harvesting

    Not usually harvested.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Seed can be sown at any time of the year in shallow trays in a sandy mixture and germination is within 3 weeks.

    Cuttings

    Cuttings are best planted during the summer months.

    Special Features

    Drought resistant

    Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

    Pot plant

    Attracts useful insects

    Attractive to bees and butterflies.

    Attracts birds

    Attractive to birds.

    Attracts bees

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