Jewel Of Desert® Garnet Ice Plant

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Cheerful Jewel Of Desert® Garnet Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Garnet') features showy scarlet blooms with hints of lavender-white and vivid yellow centers. You'll have a lavish flowering display for months from the late spring through frost!

Beautiful cool-toned, blue-green, succulent foliage looks lush and plump, growing just 4 - 6 inches tall, but spreads about a foot wide. Their abundant blooms certainly bring a lot of joy! The textured fleshy leaves can remain evergreen in warm, frost-free climates and form tight weed-blocking mats of greenery!

The long-lasting neon violet petals of these Daisy-like blooms, turn red to the tips for a radiant two-tone effect! You'll love their glamorous appeal, and all the local butterflies and bees will come to sip their nectar and gather pollen all season. However, deer and rabbits rarely bother with these succulent plants.

Planting and Application:

Brighten up the baseline of your garden design with an easy-care flowering succulent. These wide-spreading, low-growing groundcover plants suppress weeds with high style! A single specimen of these long-blooming plants makes a dynamic accent in the Rock Garden, gravel or sandy beds, and throughout sun-parched stretches of ground!

Their hot-hued blooms pick up on the mineral tones from sandstone and punch up rugged western gardens and boulders in the Southwestern US, and Delosperma are also great for Xeriscaping and Fire-wise landscaping! Happily naturalizing throughout sandy, rocky, or gravel beds among other like-water usage plants like Yucca, Hens-and-Chicks, Ornamental Grass, Agave, and Sedum.

Naturalize Delosperma for a great-looking, xeriscaped landscape that works hard to suppress weeds all year long. Jewel Of Desert® Garnet Ice Plant is a wonderful choice to control erosion on slopes and banks. Plant them en masse 6-8 inches apart for a quick fill.

Live along the coast or have sand dunes that need some fire? Plant these salt-tolerant little gems in your Zen Garden of raked sand, fine gravel, or stone (referred to as Karesansui Gardens) for a meditative experience!

Even in mixed planters as a filler and spiller on sunny porches and patios, sunny courtyards, dry Cottage Gardens, and Pollinator borders as edging and front-of-the-border installations! Line a sun-drenched, or parched sidewalk, pathway border, or roadside hell strip with cheerful jewel-tone blossoms and jewel-like succulent foliage!

  • Brilliant Red Daisy-Like Blooms With Yellow Eyes
  • Non-Stop Flower Power Late Spring Through Frost
  • Nectar-Rich Resource for Butterflies & Honey Bees
  • Succulent Dark-Green Foliage Forms Tight Mats
  • Excellent Groundcover, Xeriscaping, Containers, Edging & Erosion

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Requiring full sun for the most blooms and best growth, this mat-forming evergreen perennial performs best in sharply-drained, sandy soil. Water as needed during the first year in the ground to establish a deep, healthy root system using the Finger Test, allowing them to dry out some between waterings. In fact, once their roots are established in your soil...they'll become waterwise!

For the best flowering through the summer, provide some summer watering during prolonged drought and excessive heat. Back off watering in early autumn so they can go into fall a bit drier, that way they can harden off before winter. All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch to hold moisture underground and insulate the roots. Mulch also helps keep soil from splashing on and covering the low-growing foliage, for a neater, cleaner look.

If you live in an area that receives heavy snowfall in the winter, it is recommended you protect these succulent perennials with loose row covers or frost blankets.

  • Fast-Growing In Full Sun
  • Requires Well-Drained Soils - Sandy/Gravely Soil Is Best
  • Salt/Coastal-Tolerant & Very Drought Resistant
  • Prune Away Dead Growth In Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbits Tend to Leave Them Alone

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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50 - 69.99 34.99
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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Jewel Of Desert® Garnet Ice Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Delosperma cooperi 'Jewel of Desert Garnet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 8 - 12 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red/Violet
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring