Jewel of Desert Garnet Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Garnet' PP #23,471

SKU
09799
Enjoy three seasons of neon-bright color from this hardy, sun-loving succulent. Exceptionally drought, heat and humidity tolerant. Forms a lush, evergreen, ground hugging mat, good for mass planting and erosion control in lean, poor soils. Non-invasive. Great container or rock garden accent.
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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 tight mat, 4 to 6 in. tall, 15 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 10

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