Ice Plant
Delosperma dyeri 'Red Mountain'

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delosperma (del-oh-SPUR-muh) (Info)
Species: dyeri (DY-er-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Mountain
Additional cultivar information:(aka Psdold, Red MountainŽ)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Silver/Gray

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Payson, Arizona

Parker, Colorado

Ogden, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 11, 2009, madamecp from Denver, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I added this to my (then new) succulent garden in Spring '08. It was a tiny young plant which immediately proceeded to... take over! (But not violently, nothing was hurt, all was good. The only problem was that it got near grass I would rather not have, because it grew so much faster than expected, and now I'm stuck 'weeding' grass out of it.)

The patch is about 20"x28" this year (the 20" side hit a rock wall) and I have already planted 3 minimally layered cuttings elsewhere in the yard. They're all growing nicely, too, and 2 out of 3 of them are flowering. The other one isn't getting enough sun, so it looks bloated and flowerless (but otherwise healthy, I'll just keep an eye on it for now).

I didn't notice any problems during any season, barring the icep... read more