Delosperma Hot Cakes® 'Coconut Crush' Description
Don't be fooled - it looks like an old-fashioned daisy, but this nifty succulent groundcover is all modern performance.
Hardy ice plants (Delosperma sp.) are finally enjoying the popularity they deserve. These hardy outdoor succulents look exotic but are super easy to grow, quickly forming dense mats of shimmering, succulent foliage and boldly colorful flowers. The crisp white of Hot Cakes 'Coconut Crush' ice plant brings a cool sophistication to the garden. They are especially nice and night when the petals seem to glow in the moonlight. Imagine that on a lovely summer night when friends and family are over! It's part of a new generation of delosperma from renown breeder Chris Hansen, who selected it for outstanding flowering and a neater, tidier habit. nbsp; 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 'Coconut Crush'
- Common name:
Hardy ice plant
- Sun exposure:
Sun (6+ hrs/day)
- Ship form:
3 1/2" pots
- Soil type:
Any dry or fast draining soil
- Soil moisture:
- Height x width:
4-6" X 12"
- Flower color:
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Late spring - early fall
Alpine and rock gardens, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces
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- Patent #:31,370
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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.
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