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Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi

Item 3420

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USDA Zone:
5-11
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

Vibrant red-violet, two-inch blooms cover the fleshy green foliage throughout the warm season. Heat, drought and salt tolerant, this adaptable plant thrives with little care, even in rocky, unimproved soils. Non-invasive. Plant as a showy groundcover or rock garden accent. Evergreen.

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Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing; forms a dense mat 3 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide or more.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Delosperma cooperi
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Gray-green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Long Bloom Season
Bloom Time: Blooms continuously from late spring until frost.
Flower Color: Purplish-pink
Garden Style: Rustic ,   Mediterranean

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; best in drier, less humid climates. Water regularly during the first growing season; once established reduce frequency. Diminish watering in the fall to allow hardening off in cold winter zones; in warmer winter areas irrigate occasionally, in absence of rainfall. Fertilize sparingly in spring.

History

Unlike species of iceplants (such as Carpobrutus edulis) which have been identified as invasive in some states, Delosperma cooperi is a beautiful, non-invasive alternative.

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