TABLE MOUNTAIN® ice plant
Delosperma 'John Proffitt'
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.
|Flowering Season||Early summer to fall|
|Sun||Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Needs||Moderate to dry|
|USDA Hardiness Zone||Zones 4-9|
|Soil Type||Well-drained loam or sandy|
|Good for Pollination||Yes|
|North American Native||No|
|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|