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Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Peridot' PP23,566

Forms a low carpet or mat of succulent, green leaves bearing bright sunny yellow flowers with a white inner halo surrounding a yellow center.

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. Petals are bright sunny yellow with a white inner halo 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#23566: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

4-6 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 65-70° F under long days with high light to promote flowering. Water management is key; water moderately then allow to dry some in between watering. Once actively growing, feed at 75-125 ppm N with each watering and begin monthly fungicide drenches. Plants generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 45-60
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: High

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water slightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow creeping ground cover for full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.