• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Easy Care Plant
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:del-oh-SPUR-muh
    Plant type:Groundcover
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsHummingbird Mint (Agastache); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Basket of Gold (Aurinia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This iridescent, salmon-pink-flowered sport appeared among plants of a dwarf, alpine form of Delosperma cooperi at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1997.
    Lore:
    This selection is a 2002 Plant Select® winner. Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Bonanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape.