Jewel of Desert Ruby Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' Plant Patent #23,453

Item 8467

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USDA Zone:
6-10
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:

As long as the sun is out, this sturdy little evergreen perennial will shine! Bright, multi-colored flowers are fringed with ruby red tips. Forms a dense, weed-smothering mat, perfect as a groundcover or accent for rock gardens and containers. Hardy and adaptable, yet non-invasive.

Container :: Credit: Concept Plants Extreme close-up :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Medium shot :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Mixed succulent planting :: Credit: Doreen Wynja Mixed border :: Credit: Doreen Wynja
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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; forms a tight mat, 4 to 6 in. tall, 15 to 20 in. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' Plant Patent #23,453
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Long Bloom Season ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Flower Color: Multicolored
Garden Style: Mediterranean ,   Rustic
Patent Act: Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; best in drier, less humid climates. Water regularly in 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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