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Calvinia Pink Ice Plant (Ruschia)

Ruschia 'Calvinia Pink'
SKU: HC018218
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Shipping begins the week of February 26th, 2024
Ruschia 'Calvinia Pink' (Ice Plant) lights up the mid-spring xeric garden with a spectacular show of small, intense purple daisy-like flowers. An unusual specimen, the small fleshy leaves grow into a mounding habit, with semi-woody stems stretching outward. Its unusual mass of texture and foliage will garner lots of attention in mid-spring when it bursts into bloom. Attractive to bees, it grows best in a sunny spot and is a top pick for a rock garden or xeriscape.
key features
Botanical Name
Ruschia 'Calvinia Pink'
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
15" tall
Bloom Time


Ruschia 'Calvinia Pink' (Ice Plant) is an easy-to-grow native of South Africa’s Karoo (Great Desert). Discovered by High Country Gardens Hero of Horticulture, Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens, this Ruschia has a unique mounding form. Its needs are simple – well-drained, lean soil in a hot and sunny location. A great addition to a low-maintenance xeriscape area or rock garden.