Purple ice plant is a loosely mounding shrub-like succulent, growing 15-18 in. tall, spreading several feet across and developing a base of woody stems over time. Three sided pale green leaves are lightly tinged with purple at their tips; flowers grow to 11/2 in. dia. and have intense purple petals with white centers.
This is one of the most commonly grown species of ice plant for containers, borders, parkways and raised planters, and is well adapted to the Inland Empire. Mature plantings can be clipped at the end of winter to control shape and size; otherwise this is a carefree and low maintenance plant for sunny spaces.