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Delosperma cooperi

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del-oh-SPER-mah KOO-per-eye
Description

The Hardy Ice Plant forms a carpet of soft, fleshy green leaves covered with purplish pink, daisy-like flowers. Space plants 16-24 inches apart. Good drought tolerance. It flourishes in dry, sandy soils and is perfect for the xeriscape landscape.

This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.

Delosperma cooperi is moderately salt tolerant.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#pink#sun#summer#perennial#light shade#salt tolerant#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#purple#pink#sun#summer#perennial#light shade#salt tolerant#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Delosperma
    Species:
    cooperi
    Family:
    Aizoaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Free State to Lesotho
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Moderately salt tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 3 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Horizontal
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Very Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    more than 20 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Mass of 2 in. wide, neon pinkish purple daisy-like flowers summer until fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Glistening medium to dark green leaves; nearly cylindrical in cross section
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Salt