Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'

Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'

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Heat and Drought Tolerant | Deer Resistant
SKU 28820
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Key Characteristics
Zone

5 - 10

Mature Height

6 IN

Mature Width

10 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Dry

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'

Introducing the exquisite Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby', a botanical treasure that graces your garden with a spectacular display of vibrant blooms and enduring beauty. This remarkable first-year flowering variety boasts an evergreen nature, offering continuous interest from late spring well into the depths of fall. Each delicate blossom, reminiscent of a daisy, mesmerizes with its deep red petals adorned with a striking white center and a halo of golden-yellow anthers, creating a breathtaking tapestry of color that captivates both the eye and the heart.

As a member of the esteemed Delosperma cooperi lineage, commonly known as ice plant, 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' showcases the characteristic traits of its kin. Its herbaceous, succulent foliage forms a lush, mat-forming carpet, weaving a tapestry of small, fleshy, blue-green leaves that spread with vigor, embracing the landscape with its verdant embrace. Embracing the sun's warm embrace, this resilient groundcover thrives in heat and sun, making it an exceptional choice for xeriscapes and waterwise landscapes where it flourishes with minimal intervention. Yet, its adaptability knows no bounds, gracing mixed beds and borders with equal grace, particularly in sun-drenched, arid conditions.

With its preference for full sun and well-drained soil, Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' ice plant thrives in sandy and rocky substrates, though it shuns heavy, unamended clay soils and areas with poor drainage. Its innate resilience extends beyond its environmental preferences; this plant exhibits remarkable heat and drought tolerance, coupled with a steadfast resistance to deer, ensuring its longevity and vibrancy in the garden.

Experience the enchantment of Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' as it transforms your outdoor sanctuary into a haven of color, life, and enduring beauty. Let its radiant blooms and resilient nature inspire moments of joy and wonder in your garden landscape, a true jewel of the desert awaiting your discovery.

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 cooperi
Variety 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'
Plant Patent PP23453
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Spreading
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Pink, White, Yellow
Bloom Season Start Late Spring
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, ID, PR, VI

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