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Discover the beauty of Delosperma Cooperi, an exquisite ice plant variety that adds vibrant color and effortless charm to your garden. Explore our selection at Wayside Gardens!

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Delosperma Cooperi: Add Radiance to Your Garden



Welcome to Wayside Gardens, where we bring you the finest selection of plants to elevate your garden experience. Dive into the world of Delosperma Cooperi, an enchanting ice plant variety renowned for its vibrant hues and low-maintenance nature.

 Delosperma Cooperi, commonly known as the Trailing Ice Plant or Pink Carpet, is a succulent perennial native to South Africa. Its distinctive fuchsia flowers and succulent foliage make it a favorite among gardeners seeking drought-tolerant and visually striking additions to their landscape.


Key Features:

  • Vivid Blooms: Delosperma Cooperi boasts an abundance of daisy-like flowers in stunning shades of pink, creating a carpet of color that enlivens any garden space.
  • Drought Tolerance: Thriving in hot and dry conditions, this resilient plant is perfect for water-wise gardening and low-maintenance landscapes.
  • Trailing Habit: With its trailing growth habit, Delosperma Cooperi gracefully spills over containers, rock walls, and garden borders, adding a charming cascading effect.
  • Long Blooming Season: Enjoy months of continuous bloom from spring through fall, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to your garden.

Key Varieties:

Delosperma Cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Ruby:

Color: Radiant multi-Color blooms with a hint of pink and white.
Characteristics: Compact growth habit, ideal for containers or small spaces.
Attributes: Drought tolerant and heat-loving, perfect for sunny gardens.

Delosperma Cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Garnet:

Color: Rich magenta flowers with a velvety texture.
Characteristics: Trailing growth habit, perfect for cascading over walls or rockeries.
Attributes: Thrives in hot, dry conditions and attracts pollinators.

Delosperma Cooperi 'Fire Spinner:

Color: Fiery orange and pink bicolor blooms that change throughout the day.
Characteristics: Spreading habit, forming a colorful carpet of flowers.
Attributes: Long blooming season, drought tolerant, and low maintenance.

Delosperma Hotcakes Saucy Strawberry:

Color: Shades of Scarlet, Fuchsia, White and Yellow flowers with a delicate beauty.
Characteristics: Compact and mounding growth habit, perfect for borders or rock gardens.
Attributes: Cold hardy, blooming from spring to fall, and attracts butterflies.


Cultivation Tips:

  • Sunlight: Plant Delosperma Cooperi in a sunny location with well-draining soil for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Watering: While drought tolerant, regular watering is beneficial during the establishment period. Once established, water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Pruning: Trim back spent flowers to encourage prolonged blooming and maintain a tidy appearance.
  • Winter Care: In colder climates, provide protection from excessive moisture and frost during the winter months to ensure the plant's survival.


Ideal Uses:

Ground Cover: Use Delosperma Cooperi as a colorful ground cover to blanket garden beds, slopes, or rocky terrain with its vibrant blooms.

Container Gardening: Showcase its trailing beauty in containers, hanging baskets, or window boxes for a stunning display on patios, balconies, or along pathways.

Rock Gardens: Enhance rock gardens or xeriscapes with the drought-tolerant and low-profile foliage of Delosperma Cooperi, complementing its surroundings with a pop of color.

Shop Delosperma Cooperi at Wayside Gardens: Explore our collection of Delosperma Cooperi plants and bring home the beauty of this exceptional ice plant variety. With our premium-quality specimens and expert gardening advice, creating a vibrant and thriving garden has never been easier.

 Elevate your garden with the captivating beauty of Delosperma Cooperi from Wayside Gardens. Shop now and embark on a journey to transform your outdoor space into a colorful oasis of natural splendor.


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