• Delosperma sutherlandii
  • Delosperma sutherlandii
  • Delosperma sutherlandii

Delosperma sutherlandii

Sutherland's Ice Plant, Sutherland's Hardy Ice Plant, Sutherland Ice Plant
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: In stock

£5.99

Quick Overview

  • Low-growing drought-resistant groundcover
  • Iridescent pink-purple flowers with white centres
  • Free-flowering in full sun
  • Hardy to -10C if kept dry and with excellent drainage
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Description

Delosperma sutherlandii, Sutherland's Hardy Ice Plant, is a gorgeous mat-forming Delosperma with an extremely attractive flower that has vibrant pink-purple petals in the centre and contrasting yellow anthers. It has the largest flowers in its genus and they really are very cheerful. It is one of the hardiest Delospermas and will take sub-zero temperatures down to about -10C but it needs to be kept perfectly dry throughout the winter. A very free-draining mix with lots of grit, gravel and perlite is needed and - if grown outdoors - cover it in several layers of fleece to keep it dry. In most UK locations it will be fine in a cold glasshouse without fleece but extra protective care will be needed in extreme winters.

Delosperma sutherlandii's low-growing habit makes it ideal in a gravel bed or scrambling over rocks.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Aizoaceae
Sub-Family No
Synonyms Mesembryanthemum sutherlandii
Geographical Origin South Africa
Cultivation Full sun. A very free-draining sandy or rocky soil is required. Needs no additional watering. Keep dry in winter
Eventual Height Groundcover
Eventual Spread Spreading to several metres in ideal conditions
Hardiness Hardy to as much as -10C but needs to be kept dry in winter. Can be protected with fleece or a plastic rain-shelter to keep it dry

Delosperma sutherlandii

Sutherland's Ice Plant, Sutherland's Hardy Ice Plant, Sutherland 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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