Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionDon't let the charming pink flowers of Delosperma cooperi (ice plant) fool you; it's also tough-as-nails! This hardy, drought-proof ground cover will bloom with hundreds of pink flowers for months on end. Succulent green foliage grows to fill even the most challenging spaces. When grown in optimal conditions, it can spreads 2 feet in a single season!
Did we mention how low maintenance it is? All you'll need to do is plant and relax. This ground cover thrives in heat, humidity, and little water. Pink ice plant also loves full sun, and thrives in areas receiving more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. It is fairly resistant to insects, diseases, and deer. Ideal in rock gardens, crevices, sunny border edges, and even gravel!
DetailsBotanical name:Delosperma cooperi Common name: Hardy ice plant Zone: 6 - 10 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 3-6" X 12-24" Flower color: Pink-purple Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer through early fall Bloom time: Late spring, summer, late summer Features: Suitable for slopes, space savers, low flammability, ground cover, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best sellers, best for beginners Uses: Alpine and rock gardens, container gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, slopes, small spaces How To GrowSoil: Dry, sharply-drained soils in full sun. This plant will grow poorly or die in any soil that is not well-drained. Generally, avoid clay soils unless amended. Tolerates average to lean soils, including sandy and gravelly ones. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have a good tolerance for heat and drought. Spacing: 1 to 2 feet Fertilizing: No fertilization is required. Winterizing: North of Zones 7, it is semi-evergreen and is not reliably winter hardy. They should be planted in dry, sheltered locations and given winter protection. Maintenance & pruning: No pruning is needed. Once established, it can divide clumps in spring, or grow from stem cuttings.
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