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Cooper’s ice plant

Delosperma cooperi

del-oh-SPER-mah KOOP-er-eye

Summer-long bloom and a tough constitution make the mat-forming ice plant a perfect groundcover. Two-inch magenta blossoms with white anthers are produced in midsummer and late summer.

CareGrow in sharply drained soil in full sun. Prefers a sheltered site, and dry conditions in winter.

PropagationTake stem cuttings in spring or summer; sow seed at 70°F.

ProblemsMealybugs, aphids.

  • Genus : Delosperma
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 8, 9
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches

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