Delosperma floribundum
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One recent wet spring brought a plague of beetles that munched Laura Dean's sedums to the ground. Undaunted, she's already planning their replacements: "I'm thinking pussytoes -- a tiny, gray-green ground cover -- or an iceplant (Delosperma floribundum) with bright red new leaves." A failed plant is an opportunity to find something new. Try to remember: They're just plants. Compost and move on.

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