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Delosperma floribundum 'Stardust'

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Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delosperma (del-oh-SPUR-muh) (Info)
Species: floribundum (flor-ih-BUN-dum) (Info)
Cultivar: Stardust

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Succulent

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive davidkumpula On May 17, 2012, davidkumpula from Fort Mill, SC wrote:

I grew about 20 stardusts from seed last year and have been really pleased with the results in my raised beds here in hot, humid South Carolina. The plants are prolific bloomers and don't appear to be bothered by anything. No disease or insect damage at all and critters like deer don't touch them. They don't need any supplemental watering and love full sun exposure, but have done well with partial shade in the late afternoon as well. They didn't fuss at all when I tranplanted several of them in early Spring. Blooms started early to mid Spring this year and if last year is an indicator, will continue to the end of Fall. The plants look fine during the Winter months and they cover the ground well enough to keep weeds from germinating during the Spring and Summer months. Blooms open up as soon as the warm sun comes out and I haven't had to dead-head or cut off any dead plant material over the past 18 months that I've had them. They have produced a few welcome volunteers, but generally stay within their borders.

Regional...

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

Cincinnati, Ohio
Fort Mill, South Carolina



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