Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant
Details1-2" tall x 15-18" wide. Delosperma cooperi (Cooper’s Hardy Ice Plant) grows vigorously as a low mat of succulent foliage and blooms much of the summer with large magenta-pink flowers. This is the original Cold Hard Ice Plant introduced in the early 1990's through the Denver Botanic Garden. Its introduction started the keen interest in Ice Plants for use in the Intermountain and western areas of the US. An excellent groundcover, it likes summer irrigation in dry climates to bloom and grow well. Use gravel mulch to keep the branches and crown of the plant dry in winter. Cannot tolerate foot traffic.
|Common Name||Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant|
|Botanical Name||Delosperma cooperi|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||1-2" tall|
|Mature Spread||15-18 " wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30"|
|Advantages||Bee Friendly, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Coastal California|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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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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