Delosperma cooperi

Trailing Ice Plant

When you break or cut open the succulent-like foliage of these flowering ground covers, the flesh is shiny and translucent like ice. Flowers come in golden-yellow, purple or Delosperma 'Alba' in white. Fire-retardant, they grow quickly to cover banks, some even growing in sand. Thrive in full sun with good drainage, but are hardy even under snow. Need some irrigation in dry seasons. Cut back as needed to control growth.
Delosperma cooperi, Trailing Ice Plant
Easy to grow, its shiny purple flowers bloom all summer. Survives temperatures of 0° F if under mulch or snow. Tolerates drought, but needs water in summer until established.

Attributes - Delosperma cooperi

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Purple, Red

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 5 in. to 6 in.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Fragrant, Poisonous. Susceptible to Root Rot.

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