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Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde®
Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde®
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Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde®

Ice Plant

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.173.060

(=‘Kelaidis’) 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 selection forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small starry salmon-pink flowers from late spring through summer. 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. Where winter drainage is poor, consider growing this as a summer blooming annual. A 2002 Plant Select® introduction. USPP#13876: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Delosperma cooperi Mesa Verde®

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   3-5 cm
   1-2 inches
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.