Delosperma Hot Cakes® 'Saucy Strawberry' Description
Sassy color will snap your garden right out of the doldrums! Just plant this high-performance beauty in a sunny spot and soak in the color.
Wow! That's the best way to describe the color of Hot Cakes Saucy Strawberry hardy ice plant (Delosperma sp.). This sun-loving, heat tolerant ground cover succulent forms a lush carpet of glistening foliage which ends up obscured by wave after wave of bright red and purple blooms. Like the other six fabulous colors in the Hot Cakes series, it was selected for its appealing, neat habit, long bloom time, and outstanding flower coverage. Plant it and see the difference!
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 'Saucy Strawberry'
- Common name:
Hardy ice plant
6, 7, 8, 9
- Sun exposure:
Sun (6+ hrs/day)
- Ship form:
3 1/2" pots
- Soil type:
Any well-drained 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
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:31,219
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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: None needed.
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