Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots, min 25}

Delosperma cooperi (AKA Mesembryanthemum cooperi, similar to D. sutherlandii, Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant)
Pronunciation: del-oh-SPER-mah KOOP-er-eye
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From early summer right through several frosts, an explosion of bright magenta fireworks blossoming on succulent sage-green foliage will wow every visitor to your garden after you plant Delosperma cooperi, commonly called Pink-Carpet or Ice Plant. When in bloom, this low-growing, trailing groundcover is covered so profusely in blooms (1 1/2 - 2 inch) that it resembles magenta molten lava when planted in mass, a beacon of attraction to butterflies. It is quite simply breathtaking.

Not to be outdone by her flowers, Ice Plant's glistening, evergreen (in southern zones), succulent, cylindrical leaves begin as a brilliant sage resembling a green carpet and finish the season out a golden-yellow with flushes of pink at the tip in autumn. Her foliage is approximately 2 1/4 inches long, 1/4-inch wide, and 3/16-inch thick with the end of each long, narrow stem rising into a quantity of small isolated flowers.

With a moderate to fast growth rate, you will quickly be rewarded by her performance. Perfect planted in rock gardens and slight slopes because of its erosion control abilities and preference for well-drained soil (it can suffer from water stagnation or rot if left wet too long), Ice Plant loves the full sun, tolerates drought and thrives in very dry, hot environments.

Any Mediterranean type climate will lend itself well to the low-maintenance Ice Plant including coastal gardens where salt spray or salty soil are present.

Things To Note
Though a rough winter may cause Ice Plant to die back, provided there aren't too many wet days causing root rot, Ice Plant will rebound in the spring.

Gardener Tips
Ice Plant is lovely in flower pots and on terraces due to its trailing stems.

Be careful where you toss weeded bits as it is apt to take root and grow wherever leaves are dropped.
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5 star
04/17/2024 By Michael Hindman (TN)
Product reviewed: Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Plants arrived when promised and healthy. One week after planting, all are thriving. I have never been disappointed by Classic Groundercover over several years and hundreds of plant.
A star during drought.
09/23/2023 By Holly Pasnikowski (TX)
Product reviewed: Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Great from day 1. Has grown substantially in this heat with only just a handful being lost. Has been flowering constantly.
Ice Plant rocks!
04/18/2022 By Stephen Chase (OH)
Product reviewed: Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

I'd never heard of ice plant before and was therefore skeptical, but under the eaves is always especially dry and it turns out these plants are thriving in that condition. Will definitely purchase again!
Love these!
04/30/2021 By Karen Newell (VA)
Product reviewed: Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

This pink flower is stunning in our garden and the plants come back year after year, healthy and reliable.
06/03/2020 By Ivette Cirino (NY)
Product reviewed: Ice Plant {3 1/2 in. Pots min 25}

Regarding the Delosperma, it’s too soon to tell how these plants will grow and fill in. But they arrived packaged well. Planting them was easy and they’re looking none the less for wear. The Astilbe however, when planted looked good but five days later... Read full review >
If you are more than a one-day ship away, we do not recommend shipping this plant during the heat of summer (July-August). Although our shipments are expedited (at most three days in transit), this plant tends to suffer more than average plants when shipped during hot weather (sometimes melting into mush).

You may order them, but understand that we will not replace or refund should any perish. (more)

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