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Delosperma cooperi ‘Jewel of Desert Ruby’
Delosperma cooperi ‘Jewel of Desert Ruby’
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Delosperma cooperi ‘Jewel of Desert Ruby’

Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.173.300

The hardy Ice Plants are native to South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in the sun in very well-drained soil. This forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing loads of starry flowers with petals that are rose-pink around the perimeter, white on the inside with colours separated with a yellow halo, all surrounding a yellow centre. Part of the new Jewel of Desert series, these should bloom longer than typical ice plants. A great choice for hot, dry areas and excellent in the rock garden or wall and for edging the front of a border. Attractive to butterflies. Drought tolerant once established. Where winter drainage is poor, consider growing this as a summer blooming annual. USPP#23453: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Delosperma cooperi ‘Jewel of Desert Ruby’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate