Plant Number: 1.173.020  
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Purple Ice Plant
Delosperma cooperi

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The hardy Ice Plants are native to dry areas in South Africa but are amazingly hardy in North America, provided they are grown in very well-drained soil. This species forms a low mat of succulent, evergreen leaves, bearing loads of small, starry purple flowers in early summer, then on and off through the season. Makes an excellent groundcover for hot, dry slopes, and will tolerate poor sandy soil. Also nice growing in tubs and mixed containers, in the rock garden, or as an edging. In regions with cold, wet winters this usually performs as an annual. Can be wintered indoors in a pot.


Zone 6 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type
  Normal
  Sandy

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  Light

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  Purple

Blooming Time
  Early Fall
  Early Summer
  Late Summer
  Mid Summer

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Ground Cover
  Massed

Flower Head Size
  Small

Height
   5-10 cm
   2-4 inches

Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches



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