Hardy Ice Plant
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||del-oh-SPUR-muh koo-PER-ee|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; forms a dense mat 3 to 6 in. tall, 24 in. wide or more.|
|Bloom Time||Blooms continuously from late spring until frost.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Non-Invasive|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Colorful and Carefree|
Thrives 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 11