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Delosperma cooperi

 
Delosperma cooperi
hardy ice plant
A hotbed for hoverflies

Common name hardy ice plant
Family aizoaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers pink
Size 1"
Light sun
Cultural notes drought-tolerant
From seed Germinate at room temperature, with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Forms a low-growing mat of succulent foliage, with bright pink ray flowers from summer into late fall. Some years I thought I'd lost my specimen (it used to be kind of lost in an overcrowded corner of our front perennial bed), only to be surprised by an electric pink flower when I least expected it. Eventually, our original plant gave up the ghost, and several years later I re-established some plants from seed. They are now growing in the rock garden, where they should be happier in the long run.

Delosperma cooperi
Flowers close at night, and only open when bright light returns

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: driveway bed, trough planter, orchard nursery area

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (44%G, 7-30d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (42+%G, 7-21d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (18%G, 6-15d)
  4. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (18%G, 6-11d)
  5. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F with light (20%G, 9-12d)


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