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Starburst® Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma floribundum

Perfect for hot, dry areas, this hardy clumping groundcover produces a dome of shimmering bright pink flowers with white centers, from early summer to fall. Adapts to harsh, windswept winter conditions. An essential small scale groundcover or edging for the border, rock garden, xeriscape or container.
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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationdel-oh-SPUR-muh flor-i-BUN-dum
LorePlant 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 the western U.S. regional landscape.
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 4 in. tall, spreading 10 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Xeric
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Edging, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPaddle Plant (Kalanchoe); Sedum (Sedum); Creeping Phlox (Phlox); Basket of Gold (Aurinia); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum)

Prefers well-drained sandy soil, but highly adaptable; avoid wet, soggy sites.Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; take care not to over water. Reduce frequency, once established. Fertilize sparingly.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

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