Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'

Heat and Drought Tolerant | Deer Resistant
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Features to Note


5 - 10

Mature Height

6 IN

Mature Width

10 IN

Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements


Soil Tolerance

Normal, loamy

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range
5 - 10
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby', a first-year flowering variety, is an evergreen (south of Zone 8) groundcover offering late spring into fall interest. Floriferous and long blooming, the plant sets masses of daisy-like deep red flowers with a white center and a halo of yellow anthers. The flowers thoroughly blanket the bush, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden.

Typical of Delosperma cooperi, commonly called ice plant, 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' is an herbaceous, succulent, mat-forming plant. It has a compact, horizontal habit of small, fleshy, blue-green leaves and spreads vigorously. Its heat- and sun-loving nature makes 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' a perfect candidate for xeriscapes and waterwise landscapes. But this ice plant works perfectly well in mixed beds and borders in areas that are sunny and dry.

Easy to grow, Delosperma 'Jewel of Desert Ruby' prefers full sun and dry, well-drained soil but tolerates sandy and rocky soils. Avoid heavy unamended clay soils and wet areas with poor drainage. The plant is heat and drought tolerant and deer resistant.


Genus: Delosperma
Species: cooperi
Variety: 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'
Item Form: 1-Quart
Category: Perennials
Bloom Season Start: Late Spring
Bloom Season End: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Multi-Color, Pink, White, Yellow
Habit: Spreading
USDA Zone Low: 5
USDA Zone High: 10
Uses: Beds, Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Ground Cover
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions: GU, HI, ID, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions: none
Discount Exempt: No



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