Hardy Ice Plant
Hardy Ice Plant
Delosperma cooperiItem #3420 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
Vibrant purplish pink 2-inch flowers cover the fleshy green foliage over a very long period. Heat, drought and salt tolerant, this adaptable plant thrives with little care, even in rocky, unimproved soils. Non-invasive. Plant as a groundcover or add to rock gardens. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.Average Landscape Size:Mat forming 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide or more.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:del-oh-SPUR-muh koo-PER-eeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Mat forming 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 24 in. wide or more.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Continuous blooms from late spring until frost.Flower color:Purplish-pinkGarden styleRusticCompanion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Basket of Gold (Aurinia)
- CareCare InformationThrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; best in drier, less humid climates. Follow a regular watering schedule during the growing season. Diminish watering in the fall to allow hardening off in cold winter zones; in warm areas irrigate occasionally, in absence of rainfall. Fertilize sparingly in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.
- History & LoreLore: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.