• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Forms a tight mat, 4 to 6 in. tall, 15 to 20 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Waterwise
    Blooms:
    Spring to Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:del-oh-SPUR-muh koo-PER-ee
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Forms a tight mat, 4 to 6 in. tall, 15 to 20 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleRustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsSedum (Sedum); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Basket of Gold (Aurinia); Blue Fescue (Festuca)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average to lean, well-drained soil. Once established, water deeply and infrequently during the summer months. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Benefits from a gravel mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    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.