Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionPumpkin spice isn't just for autumn anymore - Hot Cakes® ‘Pumpkin Perfection’ ice plant brings a whole new dimension to the summer garden! Hardy ice plants (Delosperma sp.) are known for their bright, pure colors and outstanding performance in hot, sunny spots. We adore the juicy, bright orange hues of this variety. It grows to cover the ground in a lush carpet of profuse blooms and succulent green foliage all summer long.
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. Its dense habit is not only appealing, but also crowds out weeds. Take your pick of six fabulous colors, and mix or match. Trust us; Hot Cakes® delosperma won't disappoint!DetailsBotanical name:Delosperma 'Pumpkin Perfection' Patent #: USPP 31,372 Common name: Hardy ice plant Zone: 6 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 4-6" X 15" Flower color: Orange and white Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring - fall Bloom time:Spring, fall Features:Suitable for slopes, space savers, rare & unusual, low flammability, ground covers, fall color, drought tolerant, deer resistant, container plants, best for beginners Uses: Alpine and rock gardens, Container gardening, Edging, Erosion control, Ground cover, Massing, Slopes, Small spaces How To GrowSoil: Plant only in dry, fast-draining soils in full sun. Light: Full sun (> 6 hours sun). Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have a 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.
Still too early to determine if it will grow and flourish.
I had ordered six and then ordered six more! I love them! They're all growing well (they arrived healthy so that was a great start for them!) and I'm sure they'll all take off and get larger come next spring! Love them and I love this nursery!
D.B. (District of Columbia)
Pretty but no go
I love these plants. I have 10 of them. This one died the day after I planted it. Too bad.
Hello! Thank you for your feedback. Please email pictures of the plant to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!
H.D. (North Carolina)
The Ice Plants are doing great. Be glad when they bloom.