Delosperma 'John Proffitt'

Table Mountain ice plant, Delosperma \'John Proffitt\', Plant Select
Table Mountain ice plant, Delosperma \'John Proffitt\', Plant Select
A fast spreading groundcover from South Africa that blooms for most of the growing season. The lustrous, fuchsia-colored flowers are an improvement on Delosperma cooperi. During the winter the leaves remain turgid and green, often tinged with purple. 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 1-2 inches
Width 16-20 inches
Flowering Season Early summer to fall
Flower Color Purple
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-9
Soil Type Well-drained loam or sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2002
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