Delosperma cooperi

 Trailing Iceplant, Hardy Iceplant, or Pink Carpet


If you are searching for a garden carpet that never needs to be mowed, can endure both heat and cold, and blooms spectacularly for months, then you can’t go wrong with Delosperma cooperi.
This rapid-growing vygie has narrow fleshy green leaves, grows only to about 10 cm tall and carries an abundance of sparkling purple-pink flowers with white or cream throats. This vygie blooms from late winter deep into summer (which is much longer than other vygies). Plant in full sun. It can tolerate poor sandy and shallow soil, needs very little water and is exceptionally cold hardy.

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