Botanical Nomenclature: Carpobrotus edulis Common Name: Edible Ice Plant Family: Aizoaceae Origin: South Africa
An attractive succulent with creeping stems that hold upright, succulent, triangular, green leaves and showy daisy-type, yellowish flowers. Carpobrotus edulis is a pioneer plant native to South Africa.
It tolerates coastal and saline conditions and strong winds and will resist moderate freezes. Ideal for warm-temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and 10, it makes a superb and robust ground cover even on sand and rocks.