Delosperma

DELOSPERMA Amazingly drought tolerant these little mesembs will tolerate hot and dry sites that would fry most other plants and still flower like mad. Many are surprisingly cold tolerant although they do tend to melt in wet spring weather, they are easily cut and it is a simple matter to keep a backup plant on a windowsill or cold frame just in case things get too wet. Delosperma will also self-sow in the garden and any surviving scraps quickly grow back to form a good-sized plant in a single season.



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Delosperma 'Firespinner'

Delosperma 'Firespinner'

This is a variety I kept thinking was too good to be true. The flowers are large, and insanely brilliantly colored, unlike any other delosperma, bright magenta-red in the center surrouned by a thick band of orange. Not only that, but people were claiming it was zone 5 hardy, maybe even hardier. Well, we'll see, I thought. Lots of delospermas are nicely hardy to zone 5 out west where they stay nice and dry, but in our rainy winters, that is another story. Well, 'Firespinner' proved me wrong. In my trial of ALL of our many supposedly hardy delosperma varieties, it sailed through a cold, wet, winter without missing a beat. The thick, fleshy leaves make an excellent, rapidly spreading ground cover, running 6+ inches a year for us, and of course topped in early summer with those stunning flowers, with the occasional rebloom later in the year. Zone 5-9
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Delosperma 'John Proffit'

Delosperma 'John Proffit'

One of the showest, the big magenta flowers keep coming more or less constantly all summer long. Some people claim it is hardy to zone 4...that may be true in the dry, Western US, but zone 6 is probably more reasonable for the East.
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Delosperma 'Lesoto Pink'

Delosperma 'Lesoto Pink'

Large, magental flowers produced in abundance in the spring over very nice, dense mats of foliage. Zone 5 hardy out West where it is dry.Will need superb drainage to be that hardy here.
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Delosperma aberdeenense

Delosperma aberdeenense

Flat mat of succulent leaves, large, profuse magenta flowers. Conflicting reports on hardiness, some calling it one of the hardier species, others listing it as only zone 8. Misidentification is rampant in this genus, so that is probably part of it. We're testing the hardiness of this and all the delosperma we list in our new trial beds... so watch this space for updates.
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Delosperma aff. nubigeanum

Delosperma aff. nubigeanum

From a Halda collection at high altitude, yellow flowers, fleshy carpets of leaves.
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Delosperma ashtonii

Delosperma ashtonii

Extremely showy large pink flowers, leaves broad for a delosperma. One of the hardiest, to zone 5 in dry climates. May even be hardy here with careful placement.
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Delosperma ashtonii 'Dark Pink'

Delosperma ashtonii 'Dark Pink'

Same hardiness and prolific flower show of the species, with darker magenta flowers. Zone 5, in dry climates.
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Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget'

Delosperma congestum 'Gold Nugget'

One of the very few actually hardy ice plants for us, if it has perfect winter drainage. Remember, for a lot of these succulents, it isn't the cold that kills them as much as the wet. The succulent foliage forms a tight, dense little mat almost flat to the ground, topped with quite lovely intense yellow flowers that sit right on top of the foliage. Beautiful in a rock garden or trough, great to combine with hardy cacti for a desert look. Zone 5 Joseph
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Delosperma cooperi

Delosperma cooperi

Hot pink flowers, the leaves are more cylindrical than sutherlandii but otherwise it is similar, cooperi is one of the hardiest species surviving here on dry sites and flowering for months.
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Delosperma cooperi dwarf

Delosperma cooperi dwarf

Those are seed grown, so there will be some variation. Hot pink flowers, the leaves are more cylindrical than sutherlandii but otherwise it is similar, cooperi is one of the hardiest species surviving here on dry sites and flowering for months.
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