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Delosperma cooperi

Ice plant

Ice plant

Exposure

  • Sun

Rusticity

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Bloom time

  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

  • Pretty little star-shaped flowers of various colors
  • Evergreen floage
  • Easy care
  • Great ground cover
  • Drought resistant

Ice plant is mainly appreciated for its magnificent flowers and its resistance to drought. Flowering is from June to September. During this period, delicate purple flowers will display the plant brilliantly. Thanks to its succulent leaves and stems, Cooper's Purslane is very resistant to drought. The plant, however, needs a lot of water to grow, so wait for the soil to dry completely before watering. It is important to plant the plant in a location with full sun.

Plant details

Dimensions

Spacing
30 - 46 cm
Spread
30 - 46 cm
Height
8 - 15 cm
Spacing
12 - 18 in.
Spread
12 - 18 in.
Height
3 - 6 in.

Characteristics

Habit:

  • Spreading

Flowering colours:

  • Varied
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • Orange

Plant needs

Watering:

  • Low to moderate

Maintenance:

  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Well-drained soil
  • Dry

Features

Resistance:

  • Drought
  • Slugs
  • Diseases

Attract:

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies

Use:

  • Ground cover
  • Rockery
  • Borders
  • Dry gardens

Attribute:

  • Evergreen foliage

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