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delosperma-cooperi-flats.jpgDelosperma (dee-loh-sperm-ah); Carpetweed Family (Aizoaceae). Succulent perennials native to South Africa. Low, bushy, spreading or erect plants with oval green, fleshy leaves covered with glistening white hairs.  

Delosperma is an outstanding weed-smothering groundcover that will brighten places where other plants fail to grow. With daisy like flowers that cover succulent, threadlike, low-growing foliage, Delosperma makes an impressive display and is a perfect choice for green roofs, rock gardens, slopes or arid locations. If planted in a container use lots of sand and small gravel to insure good drainage.

Commonly called ice plant, Delosperma are tough plants that thrive in sun, sandy soils and drought. Most are reliably hardy from USDA Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 to Zone 11. Drought resistant, do not over water this plant from South Africa..

Use as groundcover for rock gardens or for slopes, perfect for the xeriscape landscape, this plant is so cool, it is cold to the touch in the morning.. If planted in container use lots of sand and small gravel to insure good drainage. Attracts butterflies, deer resistant, drought tolerant.

Hot, sunny conditions keep the flowers coming all summer long.

PLANTING: Plant in a sunny location in a light, very well-drained soil, 12 to 15 inches apart. Very drought tolerant.

MAINTENANCE: Once established, cut back the untidy growth each spring to encourage new growth. Easily propagated from cuttings.

  • Delosperma cooperi 3.5 inch pot

    Delosperma cooperi (3.5 inch pot)

    Delosperma cooperi Common Name: Trailing ice plant, hardy ice plant Zones: 6 to 11; Full sun and well-drained soil.Succulent semi-evergreen, with cylindrical needle-like leaves; low-growing trailing groundcover. Showy purplish pink, daisy-like blooms...

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  • Delosperma cooperi

    Delosperma cooperi (4) 1-gallons

    Delosperma cooperi (4) 1-gallons Common Name: Trailing ice plant, hardy ice plant Zones: 6 to 9; Full sun and well-drained soil. Mature height 3 inches, plant 9 to 12 inches apart. Succulent semi-evergreen, with cylindrical needle-like leaves;...

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  • Delosperma GRANITA Raspberry 
Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

    Delosperma GRANITA Raspberry (30)ct Flat

    Delosperma GRANITA® Raspberry (30)ct Flat Common Name: Hardy Ice Plant Incredibly bright, 'retina burning' color and a standout choice for a groundcover for your sunny garden location. The extremely large, 1½' flowers are raspberry red. Newest...

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  • Delosperma RED MOUNTAIN Flame 30ct Flat

    Delosperma RED MOUNTAIN Flame (30)ct Flat

    Delosperma RED MOUNTAIN® Flame (30)ct Flat Common Name: Hardy Ice PlantAn outstanding Hardy Ice Plant that excelled in our trials because of its large flower size and incredible flower coverage. Large 2', deep orange red flowers with a narrow pink...

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