Delosperma Jewel of the Desert Topaz Description
Delosperma Jewel of Desert Series represents a new generation of Ice Plant or Delosperma that will bloom continuously from late spring thru frost.
A drought tolerant groundcover that doesn't need pampering! You can put away the watering can since this sun perennial thrives with little water or care.
Jewel of Desert Series are notable for the intensity of their flower color and ability to withstand the toughest environments and still sparkle like a jewel.
Delosperma forms a low growing 4-6" mound of spreading evergreen, succulent, jellybean type leaves. With their cascading effect, they are excellent in rock gardens, poor sandy or gravelly soil, container gardening or super tough hot spots where nothing else will grow. They grow happily given sharp drainage, little fertilizer, little water and full sun.
In late spring, masses of salmon pink daisy-like blooms shimmer brightly in heat, humidity and drought!
Hardy Ice Plant Delosperma has no serious insect or disease problems in addition to being deer & drought proof.
Tips on Growing: Allow plants to completely dry out between watering. Avoid planting in cold, wet conditions and heavy soil. Use a gravel mulch only.
Perfect for planting at the base of Sedums, Ornamental Grasses, or Butterfly Bush
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Fall Color, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Tolerates Foot Traffic
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- Botanical Name:
Delosperma Jewel of Desert Topaz
- Common Name:
Hardy Ice Plant
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- Height x Width:
4-6" X 8-10"
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- Bloom Season:
Late Spring-Early Fall
Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control, Ground Cover, Massing, Slopes, Small Spaces, Under Planting
- Cannot Ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PP#23,471
Ideas and How-to's
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Soil: Dry, sharply-drained soils in full sun. This plant will grow poorly, or die in any soil that is not well-drained. Avoid clay soils that has NOT been amended. Tolerates average to lean soils including sandy and gravelly ones.
Light: Full sun
Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have good tolerance for heat and drought.
Spacing: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Fertilizing: Need little to no fertilizing
Winterizing: North of USDA Zones 7, it is at best semi-evergreen and is not reliably winter hardy. They should be sited in dry sheltered locations and given winter protection.
Maintenance & Pruning: No pruning needed. Once established, can divide clumps in spring, or grow from stem cuttings.
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