Delosperma ashtonii Blut

Blut Ice Plant

'Blut' is one of the very best cold hardy Ice Plants. With its vigorous growth habit, durable evergreen foliage and summer-long display of deep magenta-red flowers, it is an invaluable groundcover. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 7
Advantages
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Evergreen
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to late summer
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SKU HBL8AXX

Details

1" tall x 15-18" wide (cutting propagated). My favorite new groundcover ice plant discovered by nurseryman Kelly Grummons (owner of Timberland Gardens, Arvada, CO) growing as a volunteer seedling in his gravel driveway. 'Blut' has attractive deep green, slightly flattened leaves that grow to form a nice flat mat of evergreen foliage. Blooming through the summer months, this beauty has the most intensely magenta-red flowers ever seen in the genus. Once established, grow this plant hot and dry to intensify the flower color.
Associated SKUs
HBL8AXX
39732 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
39732F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
Common Name Blut Ice Plant
Botanical Name Delosperma ashtonii Blut
Zones 5, 6, 7
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Mature Height 1" tall
Mature Spread 15-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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4.7

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4.0

No Flowers Yet!

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from Huntington Beach, California

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Pros

  • Healthy

Cons

  • No Flowers Yet

Best Uses

  • Groundcover

Comments about High Country Gardens Delosperma ashtonii Blut:

I have had this in the ground for approximately 7 months now and it looks very healthy and dense, however, it's very slow growing, only about 5" in diameter, and no sign of any flower buds as yet. I am very hopeful though that it will be a beautiful groundcover given more time.

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5.0

Heat & cold tolerant

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from New Mexico

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Delosperma ashtonii Blut:

    I live at 6468 ft elevation in the High Desert of New Mexico. Delosperma ashtonii Blut thrives in scorching heat & drought of the summer and hardy enough to survive very cold winters. I love that it grows and spreads quickly and is covered with bright purple flowers all summer long. See my photos of what my 4" starter plant looked by end of summer and how it is helping shape up my garden. I have clay/rock/sand soil so dug a hole twice as big as 4" pot & filled with garden soil to help roots get firmly established.

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    5.0

    Great little plant

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    from Arma Kansas

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Colorful
    • Hardy
    • Versatile

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Xeriscapes

      Comments about High Country Gardens Delosperma ashtonii Blut:

      I've tried different species of Delosperma here in southeast Kansas and this is one of my favorites. Its colorful long lasting flowers and its tolerance of poor soils makes it a winner. If you live in a damp environment as I do (we get 40 inches of rain per year) you'll need to take care and amend the soil prior to planting.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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