Delosperma – Hardy Iceplant

Delosperma – Hardy Iceplant


delosperma-yellow-web_1476Most species of this sun-loving, succulent bloom all summer with brilliantly colored narrow-petaled daisies. A local favorite is the Purple Iceplant that blooms vividly in bright fuchsia (some say magenta) and has leaves that turn reddish-purple through the winter. Other color choices include yellow, red, orange and purple.

delosperma-pink-web_2346Used as a groundcover, Iceplants thrive in dry and hot environments, need well-drained soil and are drought-tolerant once established.

Type of Plant: Perennial

Distinguishing Characteristics: Vivid flowers blanket a thick carpet of slender, succulent, grayish-green leaves that turn reddish-purple through the winter

Water Use: Low

Flower Color: Various

Sun/Location: Full Sun