Delosperman is a drought tolerant plant native to South Africa.  It has rounded succulent leaves that are elongated similar to rose moss portulaca. The foliage is attractive and spreads out in a dense mat that is perfect for spilling over rock walls or filling in along a walk way.  

It works great in rock gardens because of it’s succulent tendencies, and can be grown in a patio container or in landscapes. Delosperma is also known as Ice Plant.

Delosperma doesn’t like wet conditions so make sure that the soil drains well. Once established it is a very tough, drought tolerant perennial. Their cold hardiness is better in drier, western climates. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms.

The Jewel of the Desert series of Delosperma offer gardeners vivid colors from late spring through fall. Their blooms attract pollinators and butterflies. These Ice Plants are cold hardy, but they thrive in the the hot summer sun. They are low maintenance and require very little water.

Jewel of the Desert is a dwarf series. The plants will form a low growing mound of evergreen, succulent foliage that makes a nice albeit small groundcover. Remember to not over water them. They like to be dry.

Plant in full sun 6″ apart. They are short and grow 1-2″ tall.

We offer Delosperma in our Quart Perennial category and carry Jewel of the Desert Garnet, Jewel of the Desert Grenade and Jewel of the Desert Peridot.

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