Ice plant

Sedum spectabile

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Ice plant is an ideal perennial for wildlife gardens. Its small, pink flowers provide nectar for bees and butterflies when the buds open in late summer.

How to identify

Large, flat clusters of green buds open into small, star-shaped pink flowers at the end of the summer. Stems are thick and green and leaves are green/grey.

Where to find it

Gardens throughout the UK


When to find it

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

How can people help

The Wildlife Trusts recognise the importance of healthy habitats to support all kinds of species, so are working closely with farmers, landowners and developers to promote wildlife-friendly practices. You can help too: encourage pollinators in your garden by providing nectar-rich flower borders. To find out more about gardening for wildlife, visit our Wild About Gardens website: a joint initiative with the RHS, there's plenty of facts and tips to get you started.

Species information

Common name
Ice plant
Latin name
Sedum spectabile
Up to 45cm tall
Conservation status
Least concern