• Delosperma dyeri

Delosperma dyeri

Dyer's Ice Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Dense drought-resistant groundcover
  • Coppery or reddish-coloured flowers
  • Free-flowering and long-lasting
  • Full sun and excellent drainage
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Description

Delosperma dyeri, Dyer's Ice Plant is a low-growing Delosperma with compact foliage and an attractive flower that ranges in colour from pale coppery shades to soft red through to a strong magenta. It is found in Eastern Cape at elevations as high as 2400m on the summit of Nardousberg and at lower elevations in The Ruitjies and the Amatholes component of the Great Winterberg–Amatholes Escarpment.

Delosperma dyeri is named after the botanist, William Turner Thiselton Dyer who was appointed Assistant Director at RBG, Kew in 1875 and was Kew's third Director from 1885 until his retirement in 1905.

The prostrate cascading foliage of Delosperma dyeri make it an ideal plant to clamber over a rockery, to grow in the fissures of a dry-stone wall or to cover masonry. It requires a free-draining substrate and full sun. It dislikes an overly wet situation in the winter but is remarkably cold-tolerant and providing its requirements for excellent drainage are met it will survive outdoors over-winter in many UK regions.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Aizoaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms No
Geographical Origin South Africa: Eastern Cape
Cultivation Full sun. A free-draining sandy or rocky soil is ideal. Needs no additional watering
Eventual Height Groundcover
Eventual Spread Spreading to several metres
Hardiness Cold-tolerant. Hardy in many British regions if given excellent drainage. Can be protected with both fleece and plastic to keep it warm and dry

Delosperma dyeri

Dyer's Ice Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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