Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Grow Me Instead

Yellow ice plant

Delosperma nubigenum

About This Species

Zone 4a

Grow me instead of Myrtle spurge, Cypress spurge

Yellow ice plant is a hardy, evergreen succulent that flowers profusely all summer long. Must have a well-draining, hot sunny site to thrive. In the fall and winter foliage turns orange – must not be exposed to standing water throughout the winter months.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions