Delosperma Hot Cakes® 'Fig Fusion' Description
Rich purple blooms will make summer days even sweeter. Hot Cakes Fig Fusion ice plant is easy to grow and enjoy!
If you've never tried growing a hardy ice plant (Delosperma sp.), now's the time! The unique South African natives grow well even in cold areas, and spend summer covered with purple flowers covering a mat of glistening, succulent foliage. They make an unusual but beautiful choice for a deer resistant groundcover in any sunny, dry spot. Virtually no maintenance is needed to enjoy this show! Hot Cakes delosperma were developed by breeder Chris Hansen, who selected each one for outstanding flowering and a neater, tidier habit than other ice plants on the market. Try it and see for yourself - 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 'Fig Fusion'
- Common name:
Hardy ice plant
6, 7, 8, 9
- 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:
Purple with white centers
- Foliage color:
- Bloom season:
Late spring - early fall
Alpine and rock gardens, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces
- Cannot ship to:
- Patent #:PPAF
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Soil: Plant only in dry, fast-draining soils in full sun.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day)
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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