Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
Cooper's Ice Plant
Masses of hot pink flowers, drought tolerance and vigorous growth are the hallmarks of Cooper’s ice plant. This herbaceous perennial is native to South Africa where it is commonly found growing in dry, poor soils. When in bloom it becomes covered with bright pink daisy-like flowers with white eyes. These appear with regularity from spring until summer. The medium green foliage is succulent, cylindrical and covered with many small flakes that resemble ice, hence the common name “ice plant.”
This tough, sun-loving plant loves the heat and prefers very well-drained soil. If its roots become too wet they can quickly develop rot. This is a super plant for sunny slopes or rock gardens. It forms thick mats and is a dependable evergreen groundcover. Some Delosperma are considered invasive, particularly in the western United States.
10 - 8
6 - 10
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
4"-8" / 10.2cm - 20.3cm
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Xeric/Desert, Drought Tolerant
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
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