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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DescriptionTransform sunny, dry, or tricky to grow spaces with Jewel of Desert Ruby® (Delosperma sp.) Shimmering in the sun, this succulent's ruby-red tipped blooms add a stunning mix of color and texture to typically hard to grow areas. Thriving in the sun and tolerant of just about any soil, this drought-tolerant groundcover is perfect for those looking to add low-maintenance interest to their garden. Its lush green foliage forms a dense carpet that looks attractive all year but truly shines when a bounty of daisy-like blooms envelop it, spring through frost. Enjoy 5+ months of fresh flowers!
Jewel of Desert Ruby® is part of a new generation of delosperma from renowned breeder Koichiro Nishikawa, who selected it for its beautiful flowers and neater habit. Perfect for pathways or filling in bare spots in your landscape, try planting this deer-resistant groundcover wherever sprinklers don't reach or need an added pop of color.DetailsBotanical name:Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' Patent #: USPP 23,453 Common name: Hardy ice plant Zone: 5 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 4-6" X 8-10" Flower color: Red with white and yellow centers Foliage color: Green Bloom season: Late spring-early fall Uses: Alpine and rock, container gardening, edging, erosion control, ground cover, massing, slopes, small spaces, under planting.How To GrowSoil: Dry, well-drained soil is essential. This plant will grow poorly or die in soil that is not well-drained. Tolerates average to lean soils, including sandy and gravelly ones. Light: Full sun Water: Water sparingly during the growing season. Plants have a good tolerance for heat and drought. Spacing: 1-2' Fertilizing: Needs little to no fertilizing. Winterizing: North of USDA Zones 7, it is at best semi-evergreen and is not reliably winter hardy. They should be situated in dry, sheltered locations and given winter protection. Maintenance & Pruning: No pruning is needed. Once established, it can divide clumps in spring or grow from stem cuttings.
I ordered Desert Ruby but once these healthy little plants started to bloom I have everything from white to magenta to yellow blooms.
Rather disappointing since I was trying to create a red palette garden.
Still alive and doing well.
All but two arrived dead. Not very impressed
Hello Micheal! I'm sorry to hear your new plant didn't arrive in great condition. We offer a 30 day guarantee and are happy to replace or refund all plants that don't survive their first 30 days in your garden or arrive dead/damaged. You can start a claim by contacting us at email@example.com.