STARBURST® ice plant

Delosperma floribundum

Starburst hardy ice plant, Delosperma floribundum, Plant Select
This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright pink flowers with white centers. The texture of the petals is shimmering - almost like metal. It starts blooming in June, and continues until fall. Like the purple and yellow ice plants, it promises to be an essential small scale groundcover or edging for the border. Perennial.

Tips from the pros: Wetness in the winter can cause die-back. Thrives in a variety of sites, but grows best in full sun with moderate moisture in dry summers (as in summer monsoons). Does not like bark mulch - consider gravel.
Plant Type Groundcover
Height 4 inches
Width 8-12 inches
Flowering Season June to frost
Flower Color Purple
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 5-9
Soil Type Well-drained loam or sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 1998
Annual Commercial Maintenance No Maintenance, let spread.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance No Maintenance, replace any holes in ground cover with new plants if desired.
Elevation Guide Up to 6200 ft