It’s always cool to have really fun plants in the garden, and few can match this selection of our North American native, Manfreda undulata. Manfreda ‘Cherry Chocolate Chip’ is the work of our friend Hans Hansen, who has created some of the finest perennials on the market today. For us, Manfreda ‘Cherry Chocolate Chip’ stays evergreen to about 5-7 degrees F, below which temperature it becomes deciduous. Sun from a few hours to half a day is perfect for this drought tolerant succulent. I can envision fun landscape ideas using coral or sea shells to create a magical underwater-looking landscape. If you use this in a seascape, please share your images. Now, I can’t get my mind off ice cream…back in a few minutes.