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‘John Proffit’ ice plant

Delosperma 'John Proffit'

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Covering itself with glowing fuchsia daisy-like flowers with many narrow petals, ‘John Proffit’ makes a beautiful groundcover or container plant. The succulent foliage looks like it has small pieces of ice on it (hence the name “ice plant’) and is evergreen in warmer climates. Growing to only a few inches tall, it can spread almost 2 feet wide. It blooms from late spring to early fall.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsMay be hardy to Zone 4. Succulent foliage and very bright pink-fuschia flowers for weeks in late spring, summer, and early fall. Evergreen in warm climates.

CareSite in full sun and average, very well-drained soil that is dry or moderately moist. Grows best in a sandy soil that is on the dry side. Do not overwater.

PropagationStart seeds indoors at 70°F or take stem cuttings, both in spring or summer.

ProblemsWatch out for aphids and mealybugs. Wet soils can be fatal.

  • Genus : Delosperma
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Type : Cacti and Succulents
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches

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