APTENIA – Heartleaf Ice Plant, Baby Sun Rose

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Tried & True Aptenia


Aptenia cordifolia, mesembryanthemum cordifolium, Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

This South African native succulent also known as Mezoo™, is part of the ice plant family. The heart-shaped, textured leaves of Aptenia Arrow are topped with dainty, dark magenta-red daisy-like flowers which appear from summer to fall. This low-maintenance, compact, mat-forming annual is an outstanding groundcover in rock gardens and in-between walkways. Aptenia also work well in hanging baskets, combination planter, and low borders. They are extremely heat tolerant, thrive in full sun and attract bees and butterflies.

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Tried & True Aptenia Arrow

Arrow is a beloved succulent that is grown for its beautiful foliage and bright daisy-like flowers which stay open during cloudy weather. The heart-shaped, ivory-edged green leaves are wonderfully contrasted against dime-sized, dark magenta-red blooms making it an exceptional accent plant in mixed baskets and planters. Its trailing habit also makes Arrow great for groundcover… Read more »

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