MESA VERDE® ice plant

Delosperma 'Kelaidis' PP 13,876

Mesa Verde hardy ice plant, Delosperma \'Kelaidis\', Plant Select
Mesa Verde hardy ice plant, Delosperma \'Kelaidis\', Plant Select
This iridescent, salmon-pink-flowered sport appeared among plants of a dwarf, alpine form of Delosperma cooperi at Denver Botanic Gardens in 1997. An obvious hybrid, it is vigorous, compact and floriferous. 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 10-14 inches
Flowering Season Early summer
Flower Color Pink
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4-8
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