Hardy Ice Plant
Hardy Ice Plant
Delosperma cooperiItem #3420 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 11
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; forms a dense mat 3 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide or more.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:del-oh-SPUR-muh koo-PER-eeDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; forms a dense mat 3 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide or more.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Blooms continuously from late spring until frost.Flower color:Purplish-pinkCompanion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Blue Fescue (Festuca); 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 & LoreLore:Unlike species of iceplants (such as Carpobrutus edulis) which have been identified as invasive in some states, Delosperma cooperi is a beautiful, non-invasive alternative.