Botanical Name: Malephora lutea Add
Common Name: Rocky Point Ice Plant  
Plant photo of: Malephora lutea
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Ground cover, Perennial, Succulent


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Gold, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Green, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses



Special Uses

Cascade, Container, Erosion Control, Mass Planting, Small Spaces, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Succulent, bright green leaves provide a lush backdrop for yellow daisy flowers. It blooms off and on nearly all year with short breaks in winter and summer. It grows to about 10" tall and 3'-4' wide. It can burn back in very hot summer but regrows quickly.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.