Hardy Ice Plant 'Stardust'

Delosperma floribundum

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


Alpines and Rock Gardens



Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


under 6 in. (15 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Cincinnati, Ohio

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:


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... read more