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Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi

SKU
03420
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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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationdel-oh-SPUR-muh koo-PER-ee
LoreUnlike species of iceplants (such as Carpobrutus edulis) which have been identified as invasive in some states, Delosperma cooperi is a beautiful, non-invasive alternative.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; forms a dense mat 3 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide or more.
Bloom TimeBlooms continuously from late spring until frost.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitProstrate
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Non-Invasive
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Basket of Gold (Aurinia)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-11

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