Lavender Ice Ice Plant

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A cold hardy and colorful groundcover, ‘Lavender Ice’ Ice Plant is an easy grower that brings glistening lavender-pink blooms to the landscape. Daisy-like flowers with icy purple petals deepen to rosy pink towards center. With succulent evergreen foliage that turns purple at winter’s approach, ‘Lavender Ice’ performs best in dry soils and tolerates drought once established. (Delosperma)
Zones 5 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size2-3" tall , 18-24" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
SizePlant - 3" Pot
SKUAM014129

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
Lavender Ice is a beautiful, elegant addition to any sunny garden. This groundcover is drought-resistant and will attract winged wildlife to your garden.

Ice Plant is the bright-flowered groundcover so common and loved on the West Coast, but hardly known at all in the east. Its a succulent, a lot like a short Sedum, but the flowers are the big thing--look at those sizzling hot pink daisies. Everybody loves them, and the plant spreads rapidly with trailing runners.

Why are these plants so popular out west? Visit the Pacific coast, all the way from San Diego up to Seattle, and you'll see these little bright daisies everywhere--edging walks, filling planters, and adding great color under foundation plantings. Why don't we see them more in the east? See the story below, and get some going in your garden! Pick a site with full sun and gritty, sharp-draining soil, and add them to your garden. You'll be amazed at the big show!

The Ice Plant story. Garden expert Todd Boland, a horticulturalist at The College of the North Atlantic, in Newfoundland, explains it all in one of his articles at DavesGarden.com. (Link below.) It seems a famous garden expert named Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanical Garden is almost single-handedly responsible for introducing these beauties to the US. They are from South Africa, and Mr. Kelaidis traveled there to find new plants suitable for growing in the dry, gritty soils of our western states. The Delospermas he introduced are now great favorites, especially in California. But as Mr. Boland points out, there's no reason eastern and mid-western gardeners cant enjoy Ice Plants. Mr. Boland actually brings D. cooperi, one of the most cold-hardy, through his wet cold winters in Newfoundland, so don't worry about the plants hardiness!

The name? They're called Ice Plants because the succulent leaves produce clear crystals that glint in the sun and sometimes seem to appear as frost. To read Mr. Bolands fascinating article all about the Delospermas and their growing popularity in North America, click here.

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SKUAM014129
Item Package Size
Plant - 3" Pot
Common Name
Lavender Ice Ice Plant
Botanical Name
Delosperma Lavender Ice
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, Purple
Flower Size
1" flowers
Mature Height
2-3" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Succulent, evergreen leaves.
Evergreen
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen
Ideal Region
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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