Genus: Ice plant Delosperma Photo/Illustration: Chris Curless Ice plant (Delosperma) del-oh-SPER-mah Aizoaceae This genus consists of shrubby or mat-forming herbaceous succulents from South and East Africa. They are indispensable for plantings en masse, and bear colorful, daisy-like blossoms during the growing season. They are considerably heat, drought, and frost tolerant, and prefer to be dry in winter. The foliage on some species may persist through the winter and exhibit ruby-red tints. Noteworthy characteristics: Summer-long bloom and a tough constitution make the mat-forming ice plant a perfect groundcover. Care: Grow in sharply drained soil in full sun; prefers a sheltered site. Propagation: Take stem cuttings in spring or summer; sow seed at 70°F. Problems: Mealybugs, aphids. Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Delosperma 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ice plant Delosperma 'John Proffit' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Ice plant Delosperma cooperi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Mesa Verde® Ice Plant Delosperma ‘Kelaidis’ View the discussion thread.