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Delosperma cooperi Jewel of Desert Amethyst
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Delosperma cooperi Jewel of Desert Amethyst
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Delosperma cooperi Jewel of Desert Amethyst


Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 0-0

Plant number: 1.173.320


(=‘DSAM13-1’) 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 pink around the perimeter surrounding a bright purple 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. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

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Delosperma cooperi Jewel of Desert Amethyst


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Dry
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
  Purple
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
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed
Height
   10-15 cm
   4-6 inches
Spread
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
   Light
Growth Rate
   Medium