Hardy Ice Plant

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Hardy ice plant is a great, colorful flower for any well-drained area, such as a slope, the edge of a retaining wall, a rock garden, a raised bed, alongside a walk, or in sandy soil. It also has attractive, green, needlelike succulent foliage that become covered with purplish-pink or yellow flowers at peak bloom, which ranges from late spring to early summer. Hardy ice plant needs full sun and excellent drainage to do well.

Hardy Ice Plant Overview

Genus Name Delosperma
Common Name Hardy Ice Plant
Plant Type Perennial
Light Sun
Height 6 to 6 inches
Width 1 to 2 feet
Flower Color Blue, Pink
Foliage Color Chartreuse/Gold
Season Features Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom
Special Features Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Propagation Leaf Cuttings, Stem Cuttings
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

Varieties of Hardy Ice Plant

Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant


Delosperma cooperi forms a mat of creeping succulent foliage several inches tall by 2 feet wide. It has hot pink daisylike flowers. Plant in zones 5-10.

Sutherland's Hardy Ice Plant


Delosperma sutherlandii has bright green succulent foliage with flattened, 3-sided leaves. It bears purplish-pink flowers in summer. Plant in zones 6-9.

Table Mountain Ice Plant


Delosperma cooperi 'John Profitt' is a hardy selection of Cooper's hardy ice plant with improved garden performance. Plant in zones 5-10.

Garden Plans for Hardy Ice Plant

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