Delosperma Hot Cakes® 'Banana Blast' Description
Between the sunny yellow color, neat blooms, and ease of growth, Hot Cakes Banana Blast ice plant will never fail to make you smile.
There's so much to love about these improved hardy ice plants (Delosperma). Truly beautiful problem solvers, these hardy outdoor succulents love hot, sunny, dry spots, are unbothered by deer and rabbits, and are covered with delightfully bright and cheery flowers all summer long. The Hot Cakes series represents a new generation of hardy ice plant with super colorful, shimmering blooms all summer long and tight, dense habits that look great and crowd out weeds. Count on Hot Cakes ice plants to flower more and look tidier than other types on the market. Take your pick of six fabulous colors, and mix or match. You'll be glad you planted Hot Cakes delosperma!
How to grow:
- Plant in full sun - at least six hours a day
- Well drained soil is a must; dry, sandy, or gravelly soils are no problem at all!
- Avoid cold, wet conditions and heavy soil
- Once established, will rarely need watering
- Not bothered by insects, pests, or diseases
- Zero maintenance needed - they don't even need to be cut back
Designing with ice plants
Ice plants get their name from the tiny, glistening, crystal-like glands that cover their succulent leaves. Between this charming feature and their tropical-colored blooms, you'll want to plant them where you can enjoy them. They work nicely in rock gardens, along pathways, bordering walkways or driveways, or in any sunny spot that rarely gets water. Also try mixing them with other hardy succulents in a container.
Special features: 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 'Banana Blast'
- Common name:
Hardy ice plant
- Sun exposure:
Sun (6+ hrs/day)
- Ship form:
3 1/2" pots
- Soil type:
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
4-6" X 8-10"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Late spring-early fall
Alpine or rock gardens, Container gardening, Edging, erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Plant only in dry, fast draining soils in full sun.
Light: Full sun
Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have good tolerance for heat and drought.
Spacing: 1-2 feet
Fertilizing: None needed
Winterizing: Winter survival depends on plants being kept dry during cold weather. They should be sited in dry sheltered locations.
Maintenance & pruning: No pruning needed. Any wayward stems can be pinched or pruned out as needed.
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