Mesa Verde® Ice Plant
Mesa Verde® Ice Plant
Delosperma 'Kelaidis' Plant Patent #13,876Item #5946 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10
A stunning display of salmon pink flowers against succulent, gray-green foliage from late spring until the first frost arrives. This award winning, vigorous, compact selection is hardy to 7,000 ft. An exceptional plant for poor, dry soils. Useful in rock gardens, as groundcover, or at border edges. Spreads quickly but not aggressively. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:del-oh-SPUR-muhPlant type:GroundcoverDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Late Spring through FallFlower color:PinkPatent 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)
- CareCare InformationThrives 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory: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.