• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Dense foliage mat, 2 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide; 4 in. tall, in bloom.
    Key Feature:
    Hardy, Waterwise Groundcover
    Mid-Spring to Early Summer
  • Detail
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Dense foliage mat, 2 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide; 4 in. tall, in bloom.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Mid-Spring to Early Summer
    Flower color:Multicolored
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Companion PlantsPhlox (Phlox); Hummingbird Mint (Agastache); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum); Basket of Gold (Aurinia); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Best in full sun. Space 18 to 24 in. apart as groundcover; closer for faster fill. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; take care not to overwater. Reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize sparingly.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Exhibiting a dramatic color breakthrough for the hardy ice plants, this unique cultivar traces its ancestry to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. This plant Select® winner was selected for outstanding garden performance throughout the high plains and inter-mountain areas of the Rocky Mountain region.
    Plant Select® is a collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens, and the green industry, helping gardeners and horticultural professionals transform the American landscape to a vibrancy inspired by our western regional landscape. 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.


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