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Scientific Name: Lampranthus roseus (Willd.) Schwantes
Synonym: Mesembryanthemum roseum
Family: Aizoaceae
roosvygie (Lampranthus  roseus)
Lampranthus roseus 'Red Ice' at Baker's Nursery in Phoenix
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 14-24 as perennial
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Will survive a short period at 20F (-7C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade and regular water in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South Africa (Cape province)

Growth Habits: Short lived shrubby perennial, sometimes grown as annual, 20 inches tall (50 cm)

Watering Needs: Needs good drainage, low water user in most climate

Propagation: Cuttings in summer, seeds

Lampranthus roseus is now generally considered a type of Lampranthus multiradiatus

Cultural Practices:
Sensitive to powdery mildew.

Blooming Habits:
In mid spring or early summer, the Lampranthus roseus 'Red Ice' bushes are covered with 1.5 inches (4 cm) brightly colored flowers. Flowers have a slight peppery smell. They are pollinated by bees and beetles.

Fruiting Habits:

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