Delosperma Lavender Ice
Delosperma 'Lavender Ice' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Ice Plant

Delosperma 'Lavender Ice' has cool lavender flowers with a pink eye that glistens with a metallic shimmer in the sun. The big blossoms cover the foliage in a solid layer of shimmery color all summer long and even into fall in some climates. It’s the perfect flower colour for a plant that blooms through the hottest part of the year. 'Lavender Ice' is very cold hardy to zone 4 and survives in high elevations. Like all Delospermas, this one is also highly heat and drought tolerant, making it a good choice for waterwise landscapes. It thrives in rock gardens, on slopes, in containers, and in the landscape.

  • Height: 5-10 cm (2-4 in)
  • Spread: 45-51 cm (18-20 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: lavender
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Ice Plant grows best in well-drained, gravelly soil that is not wet in winter. Planting it on a slope will help provide these conditions. Due to its succulent nature, Ice Plant is very drought tolerant. Grow it in a hot, sunny location.