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Delosperma nubigenum Wheels of Wonder® Violet Wonder


Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.173.430


(=‘WOWDRW5’) The hardy Ice Plants are native to 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 large, bright violet flowers with white centres, in late spring. A great choice for hot, dry areas. Excellent as a groundcover, in the rock garden or wall, for edging, and especially as a lawn substitute. Attractive to butterflies. Easily propagated by breaking off short pieces and simply sticking them into the ground; new roots will form within just a few weeks. Foliage turns bronze in winter. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Delosperma nubigenum Wheels of Wonder® Violet Wonder

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light 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
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast













Delosperma nubigenum Wheels of Wonder® Violet Wonder


Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.173.430


(=‘WOWDRW5’) The hardy Ice Plants are native to 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 large, bright violet flowers with white centres, in late spring. A great choice for hot, dry areas. Excellent as a groundcover, in the rock garden or wall, for edging, and especially as a lawn substitute. Attractive to butterflies. Easily propagated by breaking off short pieces and simply sticking them into the ground; new roots will form within just a few weeks. Foliage turns bronze in winter. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Delosperma nubigenum Wheels of Wonder® Violet Wonder

Optimal Growing Conditions

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

Flower Colour
  Mauve/Lilac
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Light 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
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Spread
   50-60 cm
   20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light

Growth Rate
   Fast