Delosperma Fire Spinner® Ice Plant

Delosperma Fire Spinner® Ice Plant
Delosperma Fire Spinner® Ice Plant

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SKU 49650
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Item Form
1-Quart
Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 10

Mature Height

2 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy, Poor

Description / Delosperma Fire Spinner® Ice Plant

Delosperma Fire Spinner® transforms unsightly, barren spots into vibrant displays of color with ease. Perfect for adorning the dry soil next to driveways, brightening sunny borders, or embellishing slopes beyond the reach of your garden hose, this hardy ice plant is a landscaping marvel. Within just two seasons, the Fire Spinner Ice Plant spreads up to 1½ feet wide, creating an eye-catching ground cover that's as functional as it is beautiful.

With needle-like, succulent foliage that maintains a modest height of 1 to 2 inches when not in bloom, this plant bursts into life with the onset of its flowering season. The appearance of its 1½-inch, multicolored flowers elevate the plant's height to about 4 inches, forming a dense, colorful mat. Not only does it add a splash of orange and magenta hues to your garden, but it also effectively suppresses weeds and retains soil moisture, thanks to its tightly packed foliage.

The Delosperma Fire Spinner is incredibly resilient, thriving in the heat and drought of dry climates with minimal water throughout the long summer months. Once its root system is established during the first season, it requires little attention, flourishing even in high humidity and in poor, sandy, or infertile soils. Its versatility extends to container gardening, where it exhibits its charm by spilling over the edges with a cascade of colored flowers.

Originating from a high elevation in South Africa, this plant was introduced to gardeners by Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens. Hardy across various climates, the Ice Plant Fire Spinner embarks on its blooming journey in late spring, continuing into early summer, covering the garden floor with bright orange and magenta blooms, each centered with a dazzling white eye. This plant select addition is particularly resistant to deer, making it an excellent choice for gardens prone to wildlife visits.

Ideal for rock gardens, the Fire Spinner Ice Plant thrives under full sunshine and requires only good drainage to prosper. Its ability to spread easily makes it a prime candidate for covering banks, slopes, and level surfaces alike, bringing life and color to every corner of your garden.

Ice plants are flowering succulents that require little care once established. Due to their low maintenance needs and drought tolerance, delosperma are ideal for planting in xeriscape gardens or areas of the garden where other less hardy plants might struggle.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Delosperma
Species hybrid
Variety 'P001S'
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Magenta, Multi-Color, Orange, White
Max Bloom Size 1.50
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Ground Cover, Outdoor
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI

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Incredible Ice Plant
Review by Shoeboxs Mom
I love everything about this perennial. It rapidly forms a thick mat of evergreen foliage and is one giant mass of flowers when it blooms. I am definitely more of these this year. Super easy to grow.

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