Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

Ice plant...a favorite little succulent...:)

Ice plant...a favorite little succulent...:)

So lovely... Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Ice plant flowers grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and will bloom for most of the summer and fall. Their foliage is mostly evergreen and, because…

Growing Ice Plant Flowers – How To Grow A Hardy Ice Plant

So lovely... Hardy Ice Plant (Delosperma) is a succulent, perennial ground cover with daisy-like flowers. The ice plant is not called an ice plant because it is cold hardy, but rather because the flowers and leaves seem to shimmer as though covered in frost or ice crystals. The plants grow to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide. Ice plant flowers grow in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and will bloom for most of the summer and fall. Their foliage is mostly evergreen and, because…

HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice  Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.

Ice Plant 'Fire Spinner'  This plant loves the heat. Great for rock gardens. Perennial. Ground cover.

Ice Plant 'Fire Spinner' This plant loves the heat. Great for rock gardens. Perennial. Ground cover.

Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F.  -- Ice plants are also recommnded for areas prone to fires as a fire resistant plant.

Lampranthus spectabilis--Trailing Ice Plant. Extremely drought tolerant. Great sunny groundcover. Great in sunny windowboxes. Blooms all summer. Will tolerate winter temps down to about 20F. -- Ice plants are also recommnded for areas prone to fires as a fire resistant plant.

<p>We take a look at the top new perennials heading your way for 2017.</p>

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Delosperma Jewel of Desert - "Hardy ice plants have also been a personal favourite of mine.  With their extreme drought tolerance, super low spreading carpet growth habits and bright colours, I can find lots of places to use them."

Delosperma Jewel of Desert - "Hardy ice plants have also been a personal favourite of mine. With their extreme drought tolerance, super low spreading carpet growth habits and bright colours, I can find lots of places to use them."

Purple ice plant (image) is a ground cover for fast-draining spots. It's a colorful succulent. - David Beaulieu

Ice Plant Makes a Cool Choice of Ground Covers

Purple ice plant (image) is a ground cover for fast-draining spots. It's a colorful succulent. - David Beaulieu

Delosperma Hardy Ice Plant Perennial  Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24")

Delosperma Hardy Ice Plant Perennial Vigorous ground cover, even in the driest of soils, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades that will stop you in your tracks. Fantastic for those hot, dry problem areas where many other plants would fail to establish. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread: 60cm (24")

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