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Ice Plant ‘Jewel of Desert Sunstone’ (Delosperma cooperi)

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USDA 4-9

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 orange with a magenta ring and 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.

Sun Exposure 
  Full Sun

Soil Type 
  Normal or

Soil pH 
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or

Soil Moisture 

Care Level 

Appearance and Characteristics

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  

Flower Head Size 

   10-15 cm  
   4-6 inches

   15-20 cm  
   6-8 inches

Foot Traffic 

Growth Rate 

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