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Bright fuchsia, yellow centered 1.5-2 inch flowers are held above gray-green succulent leaves. Heaviest bloom is in late spring and summer, followed by sporadic bloom in the fall. Flowers attract butterflies. Ground-hugging (to 3 inches tall) and fast spreading (to 18-24 inches wide), it tolerates poor soil, heat and drought. Leaves turn showy shades of purple in Winter. 'Table Mountain' Hardy Ice Plant is a product of the Denver Botanical Garden's and Colorado State University's successful effort to increase the winter hardiness of Delosperma cooperi. Winter hardy to zone 5. 'Table Mountain Hardy Ice Plant grows nicely with: 'Bolero' Agastache, 'Magic Carpet' Thyme, and 'Selsie' Sedum.
Vigorous, long-flowering plants that tolerate heat, humidity and drought. Quickly covers hot, dry areas with thick, 6 inch tall, 1 foot wide mat of succulent foliage. Two inch violet flowers with white centers appear in late spring and continue into autumn. A stunning plant, perfect for massing, or use in sunny patio pots or window boxes. Winter hardy to zone 5. Seed is pelleted for easy and efficient sowing.
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, using a sterile packaged seed starting mix. Press into soil, do not cover. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 21-28 days. Transplant 'Stardust' Hardy Ice Plant 9 inches apart, 'Table Mountain' Hardy Ice Plant 12-18 inches apart.
Comments: Full Sun, afternoon shade in hottest climates. Hardy Ice Plant tolerates poor soil, needs good drainage. Drought tolerant once established, accepts moderate water. Fast growing. 'Table Mountain' is salt tolerant, thrives in seaside landscapes and provides excellent erosion control for dry slopes. 'Stardust' Hardy Ice Plant is a smaller-scale plant ideal for filling in hot, dry areas of the garden. Hardy Ice Plants are heat tolerant, fire resistant, and deer resistant. Flowers attract butterflies.