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Delosperma cooperi


Purple Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.173.020


The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small, starry purple flowers in early summer, then on and off through the season. Makes an excellent groundcover for hot, dry slopes, and will tolerate poor sandy soil. Also nice growing in tubs and mixed containers, in the rock garden, or as an edging. In regions with cold, wet winters this usually performs as an annual. Can be wintered indoors in a pot.

Further details for
Delosperma cooperi

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium








Delosperma cooperi


Purple Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.173.020


The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small, starry purple flowers in early summer, then on and off through the season. Makes an excellent groundcover for hot, dry slopes, and will tolerate poor sandy soil. Also nice growing in tubs and mixed containers, in the rock garden, or as an edging. In regions with cold, wet winters this usually performs as an annual. Can be wintered indoors in a pot.

Further details for
Delosperma cooperi

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  Purple
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Small
Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Medium