Tufted Ice Plant
Delosperma sphalmanthoides

Family: Aizoaceae (ay-zoh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Delosperma (del-oh-SPUR-muh) (Info)
Species: sphalmanthoides (sfal-man-THOY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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

Regional

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

Aliso Viejo, California

Los Angeles, California

Westlake Village, California

Cleveland, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 30, 2012, imagerep from Westlake Village, CA wrote:

terrific plant for ground cover but it helps to breed snails! tons of them.

Positive

On Sep 4, 2005, greenlarry from Darlington
United Kingdom wrote:

Really cool plant, as its so small but also it will take quite severe frost and can be grown as an apline.
It is in the family Aizoaceae,which is the new name for Mesembryanthemaceae.

Positive

On Aug 21, 2005, DougC from Los Angeles, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This D. sphalmanthoides is a perennial, it grows to 1" in height, width 8-12" in full sun.
Its origin is South Africa.
Flower color is Fuchsia, in well drained soil, and hardiness to 0F.
Its from the Mesembryanthemaceae Family, but will check further as here its shown as Aizoaceae.


Doug C.