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Jewel of Desert Ruby Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' PP #23,453

SKU
08467
As long as the sun is out, this sturdy little evergreen perennial will shine! Bright, multi-colored flowers are fringed with ruby red tips. Forms a dense, weed-smothering mat, perfect as a groundcover or accent for rock gardens and containers. Hardy and adaptable, yet non-invasive.
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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 TimeSummer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, 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, 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 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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