Delosperma cooperi - ice plant Description
Delosperma cooperi is the perfect long blooming and drought-proof ground cover for hot, dry areas like curbs and driveway edges.
Hundreds of large 1.5" bright pink flowers top the low-growing green succulent foliage in early summer & continue non-stop for over 3 months! This groundcover does the job thriving in heat, humidity and little water.
Combine this stunning groundcover with drought-proof sedums, or long-blooming KnockOut Roses!
Special features: Attracts butterflies, Deer resistant, Disease resistant, Drought tolerant, Easy care, Evergreen, Fast growing, Fall color, Heat tolerant, Pest resistant, Tolerates foot traffic
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Hardy ice plant
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6" X 24"
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Alpine and rock, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces, Under planting
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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 to 2 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.
ReviewsWrite a reviewGreat Job!Carole S | Jan 25, 2018I have ordered from many companies through the years but I have never received any plants like these. I was very excited when the box came but when I opened it I was overwhelmed. I was so taken by the packaging and presentation of the plants. The greatest thing was the fact that you had included a planting guide and more importantly the little facts were included have never been presented to me like this before. There is no doubt that these very wonderful plants will thrive in my garden.