Baby Sun Rose (Heartleaf Iceplant)

Baby Sun Rose (Heartleaf Iceplant)

Aptenia cordifolia ‘Variegata’

OR,

Livingstone Daisy (Mezoo Trailing Red)

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

(For information about the debate over the proper name, visit here.)

The Baby Sun Rose plant is a succulent with tiny (1″) flowers that bloom from summer to fall. The blooms look something like a Stokes aster with the tiny spine-like petals. They are singular blooms and can be easily overlooked because of their small size. But they are very pretty close up.

The plant likes full sun but you should avoid the hot afternoon sun if possible. It is winter hardy only in zones 10 and 11 so, here in South Louisiana (zone 8) we have to protect it during the winter.

Baby Sun Rose

Baby Sun Rose

The Sun Rose vine is a trailing vine and the plant is often used as a ground cover since it tends to remain low to the ground unless it can cascade over an edge. Here are some more photos of the vine.

You can find more information and growing instructions at the Missouri Botanical Garden site.

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