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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Cephalophyllum 'Red Spike'-Red Spike Iceplant
Aizoaceae Family

This evergreen groundcover is a South African native.  It will form a clump 3-5" high and spread over a foot.  The leaves are spiky and point up to the bright red 2" flowers which appear in winter and early spring.  It is a bee attractor.  In the low desert, it would be best planted with a lil afternoon protection to do its best.

Webmaster & Author George Hull Last Updated August 10, 2003