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Delosperma 'Jewel Of Desert Topaz'

Photo courtesy of Dummen Orange.

Ice Plant

Jewel of Desert Topaz Delosperma produces daisy shaped orange blooms with a white and yellow center throughout a shiny green, leafy foliage. The perennial, Delosperma, is commonly referred to as Ice Plant and is a succulent. The Delosperma will spread over and around rocks, does well in full sun, under trees in the shade, and will gracefully flow over the sides of containers and baskets. The Delosperma is most desired for its rapid growth rate, low maintenance and beautiful trailing growth habit. Although it prefers full sun, the plant will still prosper with some shade as well.  Delosperma will mature to approximately 4-6” tall and about 8-10” wide. Space about 8-12” apart and not too deep! Delosperma works very well in containers and baskets too!

Height

4-6 Inches

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Spread

8-10 Inches

Homeowner Growing
& Maintenance Tips

For best results, Delosperma should be planted in the Spring. It prefers average but well-drained soil. Don’t over-water these beauties or root rot may develop. 

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Interesting Notes

  • Perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall landscape
  • Great growth habit to accent beds and containers
  • Perennial
  • Heat and light tolerant

USDA Hardiness Zone 6-11

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Great Companions

Gazania Gazania (Gazania rigens New Day 'Red Shades')
Yarrow Yarrow (Achillea millefolium 'Appleblossom')
Ice Plant Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigenum 'Yellow')

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes
Focal Point
Border or Bed
Ground Cover
Container
Mass Planting
Drought Tolerant
Rock Garden
Edging
Purchase Size(s):
Quart
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
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