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Mesa Verde® Ice Plant

Delosperma hybrid 'Kelaidis' PP #13,876

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.
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Good to grow! 5


Full sun

Once established, water if very dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationdel-oh-SPUR-muh
LoreThis 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.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 3 to 6 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring through Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside, Edging, Groundcover
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water if very dry.
Companion PlantsHummingbird Mint (Agastache); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum); 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. Feed sparingly in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-10

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 5

Good to grow!