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Cactus Succulent

Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'PBR (Jewel of Desert Series)

ice plant 'Jewel of Desert Ruby'

A mat-forming evergreen succulent to 10cm tall with cylindrical, fleshy, blue-green leaves. From early summer to autumn it bears a profusion of daisy-like flowers to 6cm across; the petals are dark pink with an inner white ring and a yellow eye. Thrives in full sun on poor soil

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Pink White Yellow Green
Autumn Pink White Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Aizoaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Delosperma are mat-forming perennials, or dwarf shrubs, with smooth, fleshy leaves. The daisy-like flowers are brightly coloured in shades of pink, purple, yellow, red, orange or white

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sharply drained soil in full sun. Provide winter protection in very cold areas

Propagation

Propagate by stem cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Sub-tropical
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Bedding
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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